Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury was released on bail from Chattogram Central Jail Monday morning in a case filed against him under ICT Act.
Around 7:30am on Monday, he came out of the jail.
Senior jailer of the jail Proshanto Kumar Banik said that on Sunday the bail order reached the jail and after scrutinising the documents Khasru was released.
Earlier on November 4, the High Court granted bail to Khasru in the case.
On August 4, Chattogram Metropolitan Chhatra League Acting General Secretary Zakaria Dostagir filed the case over an audio of an alleged conversation between the BNP leader Khosru and an activist of BNP Nawmi about bringing BNP activists to Dhaka during the student protests for safe roads.
Khosru was accused of using electronic devices to sabotage the state and cause incitement under the revised section 57(2) of the Information and Communication Technology Act and section 15(3) of the Special Powers Act.
Khosru appeared before the Chattogram Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court to seek a bail extension on Aug 7. Metropolitan Session Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha then extended the bail till Oct 21.
On October 21, Khosru came to the court to request another extension on the bail but the court sent him to jail.
On October 23, IO, city Detective Brach sub inspector Sanjay Guha sought two days remand and voice test of Amir Khosru and the court granted one-day remand.
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