Shahidul Alam gets bail; no bar on release

Published : 15 Nov 2018, 16:11

Sahos Desk

Internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam has secured bail after staying behind bars for over three months.

There is no legal bar for Shahidul to get released from jail following the High Court verdict,  said Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua, a lawyer for Shahidul.

The High Court granted his permanent bail considering his age and the time he spent behind bars.

The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Bhismadev Chakrabortty passed the order following a petition filed by Shahidul seeking bail in the case filed under the ICT Act.

Barrister Sarah Hossain, the principal lawyer for Shahidul, said that the High Court granted bail to Shahidul considering that he has been suffering in jail for more than 100 days and he is a man of 63 years.

Besides, the case against him is under investigation, she added.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said that his office will move an appeal before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the HC verdict that granted bail to Shahidul.

Source: thedailystar

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