Release of Sangram editor demanded
The Jatiya Press Club leaders yesterday said the incident that Dainik Sangram Editor and veteran journalist Abul Asad has been taken on remand is a barrier to press freedom.
In a joint statement, JPC President Kamal Uddin Sabuj and General Secretary Syed Abdal Ahmed voiced worries over the incident on behalf of the journalist community.
The leaders also demanded immediate release of Abul Asad and urged the government to stop suing Dainik Inquilab Editor SM Bahauddin and its News Editor Mizanur Rahman.
Meanwhile, Dainik Sangram Employees Union demanded release of its editor during a protest rally in the city yesterday, says a press release.
Abul Asad was arrested from his Moghbazar residence in the city on Tuesday for his alleged connection with Monday's clash between police and Jamaat-e-Islami in Dhaka. The employees also demanded release of the daily Amar Desh Director Tasnim Alam.