Legality of ICT case: SC to hear Shahidul Alam’s appeal
The Supreme Court will hold a hearing on an appeal against the High Court verdict that rejected a writ petition of internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam, challenging legality of a case filed under Section 57 of Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006.
The apex court yesterday asked Shahidul to file a leave to appeal petition with this court within four weeks against the High Court verdict delivered on December 14 last year.
A six-member full bench of the Supreme Court's Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, passed the order during hearing a petition moved by lawyer Sara Hossain on behalf of Shahidul -- seeking stay on the investigation in the case.
The HC on December 14 rejected the writ petition filed by Shahidul Alam, saying that the petition is not acceptable against the criminal case proceedings.
On March 3, 2019, Shahidul filed the petition challenging the legality of the case, in which he was imprisoned for 107 days.
Attorney General AM Amin Uddin represented the state during the hearing.