Jhuman Das still in jail as bail order yet to reach Sunamganj
Jhuman Das is still in jail, a day after the High Court granted him bail, as the order is yet to reach Sunamganj.
The bail order cannot reach Sunamganj today or tomorrow as the court is closed on Friday and Saturday, said Debangshu Shekhar Das, a lawyer for Jhuman Das in Sunamganj.
"We hope the order will reach Sunamganj court by Sunday. Jhuman will be released on bail as soon as the order reaches jail," he said.
"We will take the next step after the High Court's bail order reaches the lower court of Sunamganj and the fresh bail order comes to the jail from there," said Shariful Alam, jailor of Sunamganj district prison.
Meanwhile, Jhuman Das's family and relatives are waiting for his release in Noagaon of Shalla upazila of Sunamganj.
"Everyone in the family including my mother is very happy and grateful to everyone involved. But as the bail order has not come from the High Court, our wait is getting longer," Jhuman Das's brother Nupur Das said.
"We expect him to return home on Sunday or Monday," he added.
Regarding the security of Jhuman Das, he said, "I do not see any security threat right now. But those who attacked the village on behalf of Hefazat-e-Islam are also free and the case is still under investigation. In that case, there is some security crisis. But now the issue of Jhuman's release is more important."