A Dhaka court today granted bail to six out of seven leftist student leaders and activists in connection with a case filed over assaulting and preventing policemen from discharging their duties in Shahbagh on February 26.
Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury passed the order after their lawyers submitted separate petitions seeking bail in the case.
Md Tamjid Haider, Nozir Amir Chowdhury Joy, Md Akib Ahmed, Md Arafat Saad, Nazifa Jannat, and Joyoti Chakravarty got bail today. However, no bail petition was filed for ASM Tanjimur Rahman.
Earlier, on March 3, a Dhaka court sent them to jail after rejecting both remand and bail prayers in connection with the case.
They were picked up from the torch procession brought out on February 26 in Dhaka's Shahbagh, protesting the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in custody on February 25.
Soon after the incident, Sub-inspector of Shahbagh Police Station Md Mintu Miah filed the case against seven named and 100 to 150 unnamed people.