Activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) allegedly confined Bangla daily Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman in a courtroom in Kushtia on Sunday after the court granted him bail in a case filed for making derogatory remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Tulip Siddiq.
Kushtia Senior Judicial Magistrate MM Morshed granted him permanent bail around 12 noon in a defamation case filed by district unit BCL president Yasir Arafat Tushar on December 10, 2107.
Earlier, Mahmudur appeared before the court.
After he was granted bail, a group of BCL leaders and activists led by the district unit president took position outside the courtroom hearing that Mahmudur Rahman had been granted bail.
The BCL members also chanted slogans against the Bangla daily acting editor at that time and kept Mahmudur confined till filing of this report around 4 pm.
On December 1, the acting editor of the Bangla daily took part in a seminar on restoration of democracy and the role of media, organised by Bangladesh Democratic Council at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.
The journalist at the programme allegedly made derogatory comments about Bangabandhu and Hasina.
Later, several cases were filed against Mahmudur Rahman in different districts for making the ‘derogatory remarks.’