Plot to kill Joy: Shafik gets bail on surrender
Journalist Shafik Rehman today secured bail on his surrender before a Dhaka court in a case filed over an alleged attempt to kidnap and kill the prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.
The court granted him bail until police submit their probe report in the case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order when Shafik sought bail after appearing before the court in the morning.
Earlier on December 8, the Supreme Court directed the lower court concerned to consider bail for the journalist in the case and asked him to surrender before it in seven days.
Detectives posing as television reporters arrested him on April 16 from his residence in Dhaka.
He walked out of Kashimpur jail in Gazipur on September 6 five months into his arrest in connection with the case.
Shafik obtained British citizenship while working in the UK for a long time. He worked in various media outlets, including the BBC, but came in the limelight after becoming editor of weekly Jaijaidin in the 1980s. He left Bangladesh during the autocratic rule of HM Ershad but returned home in 1991 after the dictator's fall.