Mushtaq’s Death in Jail

6 protesters get bail

Court Correspondent | Published: 23:26, Mar 07,2021


A Dhaka court on Sunday granted bail to six out of seven leftist student leaders and activists who were arrested after a protest rally on Friday over the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed.

They were arrested in a case filed over assaulting policemen and preventing them from discharging their duties following the protest rally at Shahbagh on February 26.

Metropolitan magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury granted them bail after their lawyers submitted separate petitions seeking bail in the case.

The protesters are Tamjid Haider, Nozir Amir Chowdhury Joy, Md Akib Ahmed, Md Arafat Saad, Nazifa Jannat, and Joyoti Chakravarty.

No bail petition was filed for ASM Tanjimur Rahman.

Earlier, on March 3, a Dhaka court sent them to jail after rejecting their bail prayers.

Writer Mushtaq died in prison on February 25 after nearly 10 months in pre-trial detention.

Students and activists brought out procession in the following day at Dhaka University.

The police charged batons on them at about 7:20pm when they reached the public library. The police also fired tear gas shells on them in front of Dhaka University’s central mosque to disperse the protesters.

The police detained the seven protesters and later Shahbagh Police Station sub-inspector Mintu Mia filed an assault case naming the arrested students and 100 to 150 more unidentified students that night.

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