Sangbad reporter denied bail

A court here yesterday rejected the bail prayer of journalist Anisur Rahman, who was arrested under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act on October 31.

The arrestee Anisur, 33, is son of Israfil Haque of Kattimari village in Jadurchar union under Roumari upazila of the district, and Roumari correspondent of the daily Sangbad.

Anisur's lawyer advocate Ahsan Habib Nilu said, “Police arrested Anisur on October 31 for allegedly taking a screenshot of a fake Facebook photo of the president and the prime minister and showing it to some people. The Judicial Magistrate's Court sent him to jail on November 1 when police produced him before the court. It fixed November 9 for hearing of the bail petition.”

The court rejected Anisur's prayer after the hearing yesterday.

“I shall collect a copy of the rejected bail order on November 12 and place it before the District Judge's Court on November 13,” advocate Nilu said.

Sumon Mia, 24, son of Abdulla Mia of Dhanarchar village, had posted a fake photo of the president and the prime minister in his Facebook page. Anisur took a screenshot of the photo on his mobile phone on September 8 and showed it to some people.   

Shah Kamal Sarkar, president of ward No 5 of Jadurchar union Jubo League, filed a general diary with Roumari Police Station under the ICT Act against Sumon and Anisur on September 8.


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