DSA case: Court asks to attach properties of Zulkarnain, Tasneem Khalil
A Dhaka tribunal today directed police to attach moveable and immoveable properties of four fugitive accused, including Hungary-based entrepreneur Zulkarnain Saer Khan alias Sami, by November 8 in a case filed under Digital Security Act.
The case was filed against them with Ramna Police Station on charge of spreading rumours and carrying out anti-government activities.
Three other accused are Swedish-Bangladeshi journalist Tasneem Khalil, who runs Netra News, Ashiq Imran, and Shapan Wahed.
Judge Mohammad Ash Sams Joglul Hossain of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal issued the order, asking officers-in-charge of four police stations to attach the properties after the prosecution appealed to it in this regard.
The OCs of Cantonment of Dhaka, Bishwanath of Sylhet, Chandpur and Chhatkhil of Noakhali have been directed to submitted the reports on execution of property attachment by that date.
Three other accused of the case -- cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore; Minhaj Mannan Emon, managing director of BLE Securities and shareholder-director of Dhaka Stock Exchange; and Didarul Islam, a member of politico-civic organisation called Rashtrachinta -- are now on bail in the case.
On September 12, the same tribunal accepted charges against Kishore and six others in the case.
On May 6 last year, Rab-3's Assistant Director Abu Bakar Siddique filed the case against 11 people, including Kishore, writer Mushtaq Ahmed, Didarul and Minhaj with Ramna Police Station under the DSA.
Mushtaq's name was dropped from the charge sheet as he died at Kashimpur High Security Jail on February 25.