‘Assault’ on SI: Court defers Jubo League leader’s bail hearing
A Sunamganj court yesterday deferred the bail hearing of Jubo League leader Arindam Chowdhury Apu who is accused of assaulting a sub-inspector of Shalla Police Station.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Court's judge Shyam Kanti Singha set Monday for the next hearing, said Selim Newaj, court inspector of Sunamganj police.
However, the court granted Arindam bail in a separate drug case filed along with the assault case, he said.
Arindam, also former convener of Chhatra League's Shalla upazila unit, was arrested early Wednesday on charges of assaulting Sub-Inspector Shah Ali.
Police also arrested another accused Ratan Roy.
The family members of Arindam, however, have alleged that the arrest was part of a communal agenda connected to his sharing of an audio clip of former Hefajat-e Islam leader Mamunul Haque on Facebook in April.
They also alleged that the Jubo League leader was tortured in custody.
The SI is undergoing treatment at Shalla Upazila Health Complex.
Shah Ali accused Arindam, Bishwajit Roy, Polash Sarkar Paltu, Ratan Roy, Chandan Roy, and three or four unnamed individuals.
SI Al Mamun of the police station also filed a drug case against Arindam accusing him of being drunk and disorderly.
Md Nur Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of the station, said, "The investigation is progressing and the other accused are on the run."