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DSA: Order on Jhumon Das’s bail plea Thursday

DSA: Order on Jhumon Das’s bail plea Thursday

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The High Court on Tuesday fixed Thursday for passing an order on the bail petition of Jhumon Das in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

A HC bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar fixed the date after hearing on the petition.

Advocates ZI Khan Panna, Nahid Sultana and Ashraf Ali stood for Jhumon Das while assistant attorney general Mohammad Mizanur Rahman represented the state.

Jhumon was arrested in a case filed under DSA for posting defamatory remarks about then Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque on his Facebook page.

The case was filed with Shalla Police Station in Sunamganj district.

On March 17, miscreants carried out an attack on the houses of minority people at Noagaon village in Shalla upazila over his Facebook post.

On March 16, police detained Jhumon Das and police produced him before a court showing him arrested in a case filed under section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)  the next day. Then the court sent him to jail.

On March 22, police filed a case under DSA with Shalla police station and  Jhumon was shown arrested in the case on March 23.

On March 30, he was taken on a two-day remand in the case.

On July 18, a magistrate court rejected the bail petition of Jhumon.

Later, Jhumon filed a petition with the High Court seeking bail in the case.