Prothom Alo reporter Shams gets bail in DSA case
Prothom Alo reporter Samsuzzaman Shams was granted bail until submission of the police report in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA) with Ramna Police Station.
Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Asaduzzaman Noor granted him the bail upon Tk 20,000 bond with two guarantors, Chaitanya Chandra Halder, a lawyer for Shams, told The Daily Star.
There is no legal bar for his release if he is not shown arrested in another case filed with Tejgaon Police Station, the lawyer said.
Earlier in the day, counsels representing Shams filed the bail petition with the court.
This was the second time that Shams sought bail in the case.
Another court refused to grant bail to Shams when he was produced before the court on Thursday, after the case was filed against him.
Prothom Alo's editor and publisher, Matiur Rahman, an unnamed photographer and other unnamed people were also accused in the case.
On Wednesday, Shams was picked up from his home in Savar by law enforcers wearing plainclothes around 4:00am, triggering widespread criticism.
He was detained less than two hours after a Jubo League leader filed a DSA case with Tejgaon Police Station.