Teacher Assault Case: Salim Osman MP surrenders to court for bail
12:00 AM, May 15, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:21 AM, May 15, 2017

Teacher Assault Case: Salim Osman surrenders to court for bail

Jatiya Party lawmaker AKM Salim Osman yesterday surrendered before a Dhaka court and sought bail in a case filed over the assault on Narayanganj school teacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Jesmin Ara Begum asked the Narayanganj MP to appear again on May 23 when the court will hear his bail petition.

Following a March 29 order, Salim appeared before the court around 10:00 am and sought bail through his lawyers.

The court did not hear his petition as he was on a 15-day bail granted by the High Court which would expire on May 22.

In the second week of May last year, a video clip of the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Narayanganj doing squats holding his ears and being humiliated in the presence of Salim went viral on the social media.

The management of the school forced Shyamal to resign on an unproven allegation that he had hurt "religious sentiments" of Muslims.

But a probe committee of education ministry found the allegation false and he was reinstated as headmaster of the school.

Following an HC order, a judicial inquiry was carried out into the matter which also concluded that the allegation was false.

It also found that Shyamal was beaten up and forced to do squats holding his ears.

Upon receiving the report, the HC directed the chief judicial magistrate of Narayanganj to immediately transfer the general diary lodged for public humiliation of the headmaster to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court in Dhaka. 

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