Quota reform protester Lutfun Nahar gets bail

Court Correspondent | Published at 12:23am on August 28, 2018

Quota reform movement leader Lutfun Nahar Luma secured bail on Monday in a case filed with Ramna police station under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act.
Metropolitan magistrate Subrata Ghosh Shuvo granted bail to Lutfun Nahar, also Eden College, until the next date of hearing in the case.
The police field the case on charge of spreading rumours on social media and instigating violence during the movement of school and college students for road safety.
Reading out the Section 57, Lutfun’s lawyer Zayadul Islam argued that she was implicated in the case for her Facebook posts although she made not comments that might attract any criteria of the section.
‘If any person deliberately publishes or transmits or causes to be published or transmitted in the website or in any other electronic form any material which is false and obscene and if anyone sees, hears or reads it having regard to all relevant circumstances, its effect is such as to influence the reader to become dishonest or corrupt, or causes to deteriorate or creates possibility to deteriorate law and order, prejudice the image of the state or person or causes to hurt or may hurt religious belief or instigate against any person or organisation, then this activity will be regarded as an offence,’ a rough translation of section 57(1) says.
Lutfun Nahar was picked up from her maternal grandfather’s house in Sirajganj on August 15 and later was shown arrested in the case.
The Cyber Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police also seized two mobile phones from her.
On August 16, a Dhaka court remanded her in police custody for three days for interrogation.
She was sent to jail on August 20 after the police her before a magistrate’s court on completion of the interrogation.