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Jhumon Das walks out of jail after six months

Jhumon Das walks out of jail after six months

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Jhumon Das walked out of Sunamganj District Jail on Tuesday evening after spending nearly six months following his arrest in a case filed under the Digital Security Act. 

Jail superintendent Nurshed Ahmed Via said Jhumon left the premises around 6.30 pm, hours after the High Court's bail order, issued on Thursday, reached the jail.

Jhumon expressed his gratitude for all who have supported him, after walking out of jail.

On September 23, the High Court granted interim bail for a year to Jhumon in the case.

Jhumon had been in judicial custody since March 22, when he was arrested for posting defamatory remarks about then Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque on his Facebook page.

In fact, on March 17, a group of miscreants carried out an attack on the houses of a minority community in Noagaon village of Shalla upazila over his Facebook post.

On March 16, police detained Jhumon and produced him in court the very next day, showing his arrest in a case filed under Section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The court subsequently sent him to judicial custody.

But on March 22, police filed a case against him under DSA at the Shalla police station in Sunamganj and Jhumon was again shown as arrested a day later.

On March 30, he was taken on a two-day police remand in the case. On July 18, a magistrate's court rejected the bail petition of Jhumon.

Nearly a month later, Jhumon moved the High Court for bail in the case.