Order on cartoonist Kishore’s bail plea on Wednesday

Published: 01 Mar 2021

Samakal Correspondent

The High Court (HC) has fixed March 3 for passing its order on a plea for the bail of cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore in a case filed under Digital Security Act (DSA).

A High Court division virtual bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Monday.

Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua took part in the hearing for the petitioner, while Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi stood for the state.

A lower court, on February 28, concerned had scrapped a plea of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit of the police to take Kishore in remand in the case.

On May 5 of last year, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the case against 11 people, on charges of spreading anti-state falsehood to tarnish the image of Bangladesh and create confusion from a Facebook page.

The 11 accused in the case are Ahmed Kabir Kishore, Rashtrachinta coordinator Didarul Bhuiyan, Minhaj Mannan, Tasnim Khalil, Sahed Alam, Asif Mohiuddin, Zulkarnain Shayer Khan alias Sami, Ashik Imran, Swapan Wahid, Philip Shumakher and writer Mushtak Ahmed, who died in jail recently.

Subject : cartoonist Kishore