HC bans film, drama production on Jahalam

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Mar 21,2019 | Updated: 01:27, Mar 21,2019

 
 

Jaha Alam. -- New Age file photo

The High Court Division on Wednesday imposed bans on film or drama production on 32-year old Jahalam, a victim of wrongful arrest and detention for three years in 33 corruption cases in which he had no involvement at all.
Jahalam was recently set free on orders from the High Court Division, after the National Human Rights Commission exposed the gross miscarriage of justice.
The court directed the secretaries of the ministries of information and culture to impose ban on film or drama production on Jahalam until his issues were disposed of by the High Court division and the trial courts.
A vacation bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam issued the directives as the Anti-Corruption Commission had prayed for in an application.
At least two newspapers recently reported that a film producer visited Jahalam at his Tangail home to make a film on his sufferings.
A bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader had earlier issued a suo moto ruling directing the government and the ACC to explain why they would not be asked to pay compensation to Jahalam as he lost his job as a jute mill worker after the ACC unlawfully arrested him falsely implication him in 33 cases relating misappropriation of money of state run Sonali Bank by Abu Saleq an employee of the Election Commission’s National ID Card wing.
The ACC filed 33 cases against Jahaalam while real culprit Abu Saleq is hiding in India after misappropriating Sonali Bank’s money using Jahalam’s National Identity Card number.
Saleq opened bank accounts using Jahalam’s NID Card number and misappropriated the money.
Abu Saleq used his accounts with 33 branches of 18 banks to en-cash Sonali Bank cheques he had issued in his favour.
On April 22, 2018, the miscarriage of justice of against Jahalam was detected by the National Human Right Commission when its chairman met Jahalam inside the Kashimpur Central Jail.
The NHRCC chairman’s finding were broadcast by a private TV network.
On the midnight of February 3, 2019, Jahalam was freed from the Kashimpur Central Jail after the High Court Division acquitted him.
Jahalam of Dhubria, Sakin Nagar, Tangail was a worker of Ghorasal Jute Mill when he was arrested in 2012.
He lost his job after he was wrongfully arrested and detained.
Abu Salek was an employee in the NID wing of the Election Commission when he defalcated Sonali Bank.

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