A Dhaka court sends journo Ruhul Amin Gazi to jail

Sun Online Desk

22nd October, 2020 07:40:25 printer

A Dhaka court sends journo Ruhul Amin Gazi to jail

A Dhaka court sent Daily Sangram chief reporter and president of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalist (BFUJ) Ruhul Amin Gazi to jail in a sedition case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debdash Chandra Adhikary passed the order on Thursday rejecting Ruhul’s bail petition in the case.

Rabindra Chandra Ray, the general recording officer’s (GRO) assistant from Hatirjheel police station, said Ruhul Amin Gazi was produced before the court in the case on Thursday.

Ruhul Amin Gazi was arrested from Daily Sangram office on Wednesday.

On September 22, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant after Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge of Hatirjheel Police Station and also investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge sheet against Sangram editor Abul Asad and chief reporter Ruhul Amin on September 7.

Freedom Fighter Commander Mohammad Afzal filed a case against the editor and chief reporter on December 13 last year under the Digital Security Act.

They were sued for publishing a news headlined "Today is the sixth martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Abdul Quader Molla."

Quader Molla, former assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged at the old Dhaka central jail in 2013 in a case for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

The apex court upheld death of Quader Molla, known as “Butcher of Mirpur.” He received death sentence for killing Hazrat Ali and his family.

He was also convicted of killing poet Meherunnesa as well as her family and Khandaker Abu Taleb.