A Dhaka Court granted bail on Wednesday to Baul singer Rita Dewan in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for hurting religious sentiments.
Judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hossain of the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal passed the order after the accused surrendered before the court, seeking bail in the case.An arrest warrant was issued against three people including Rita Dewan in the DSA case on December 2, 2020, .
The other accused are Shahjahan, 45, and Md Iqbal Hossain, 48 — owners of YouTube channels Kokil TV and Channel Rupali HD, respectively, said the Police Bureau of Investigation’s (PBI) Inspector Sheikh Md Mizanur Rahman, the officer investigating the case.
Imrul Hasan, a member of the Dhaka Bar Association, filed the case on February 2. The judge then directed the PBI to investigate the allegations and submit a report.
According to the plaintiff, Rita made derogatory comments regarding Allah while competing with another singer in a duel song at an event.
As the song went viral on YouTube, it hurt the religious sentiment of the lawyer. He also claimed that the song hurt the sentiments of the "Muslim community”.