The High Court on Tuesday granted a six-month bail to Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University, in a case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.
A High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mostafizur Rahman issued the order after hearing of a petition seeking his bail filed on October 2.
On September 24, Maidul Islam was sent to jail in the case filed by Chittagong University student and a former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz with Hathazari police station under the Information and Communication Technology Act on July 24.
On September 25, the Chittagong University authorities suspended Maidul Islam in this connection.
On July 15, the sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threats reportedly from activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.
The Chhatra League leaders also declared Maidul Islam and another Chittagong University teacher persona non-grata on the campus.
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