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DSA case against cartoonist Kishore: HC grants bail

Staff reporter || shiningbd

Published: 12:32, 3 March 2021   Update: 12:37, 3 March 2021
DSA case against cartoonist Kishore: HC grants bail

The High Court has granted six months of anticipatory bail to cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for posting anti-government posts on social media Facebook.

The High Court has granted six months of anticipatory bail to cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for posting anti-government posts on social media Facebook.

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman accepted his bail plea on Wednesday.

Earlier on Monday (Mar 1), the hearing on his bail application ended and the court set a date today for an order in this regard.

Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua took part in the hearing for the petition, while Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi stood for the state.

A total of 11 people, including Kishore, Mushtaq, and Rashtrochinta activist Didarul Islam Bhuiyan, were prosecuted under the DSA by Rab-3's Assistant Director Abu Bakar Siddique on May 6 last year.

Didarul and Mihaj were granted bail in September last year, Mushtaq died in custody last Thursday and Kishore has been behind bars for nine months.

 

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