The Appellate Division on Thursday asked the Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate to return passport of Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna for three months for his treatment abroad.
A three-member bench headed by chief justice SK Sinha also asked Manna to submit the passport to the chief metropolitan magistrate within seven days on his return from abroad.
The apex court passed the order after hearing Manna’s appeal for the return of his passport he surrendered to the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court on December 18, 2016 following an Appellate Division order while he was granted bail on November 28, 2016.
The Appellate Division had granted Manna his bail on condition that Manna would surrender the passport to the court, his lawyer Shahdeen Malik said.
On December 18, 2016, Manna was released on bail from jail, after 22 months of his detention in two cases.
Manna was picked up from his relative’s house at Badda on February 24, 2015 and was later implicated in the cases.
In one case, sedition charge was brought against him for his alleged telephone conversation with Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Sadek Hossain on the anti-government movement.
In the other, he was charged with provoking armed forces to overthrow the government through his alleged conversation with an unidentified expatriate.
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