Barrister Mainul jailed again

Staff Correspondent

4 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Barrister Mainul jailed again

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent country’s noted lawyer Barrister Mainul Hosein to jail again after rejecting his bail petition in a defamation case filed by journalist Masuda Bhatti.

Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order when he surrendered before the court and sought bail in the case.

Masuda Bhatti filed the case against Barrister Mainul on October 21, 2018 as he called her ‘a person of loose morals‘ on a live television talk show when the journalist raised question on his suspicious political moves.

Earlier, Barrister Mainul, a former adviser to the military-backed caretaker  government, was arrested in connection with the incident but later he secured a bail from the High Court.