Bail granted to Jamaat leader
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Khulna Mohammad Barekuzzaman yesterday granted bail to Dhaka city Ameer of Jamaat Rafiqul Islam Khan.
Sixty-eight lawyers loyal to BNP and Jamaat were present when his bail petition was moved by advocate Abdul Malek after the accused surrendered to court at 11:30 am yesterday in connection with a defamation case.
Chowdhury Raihan Farid, a leader of Khulna Jubo League filed a petition case on March 25 this year under sections 295 A, 298 and 109 of BPC against central Ameer of Jamaat Matiur Rahman Nizami, Dhaka city Ameer Rafiqul Islam Khan and Delwar Hossain Saeedi.
The complainant stated in his petition case that the accused injured his religious sentiment by comparing Nizami with Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be on him) at a meeting organised by Chhatra Shibir at Dhaka AL Falah Institute on March 17 last.
The court after granting bail asked Rafiqul Islam Khan to appear in court on June 27 for hearing in connection with the petition case.