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Journalist Shakil gets anticipatory bail

Journalist Shakil gets anticipatory bail

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The High Court  allowed anticipatory bail to journalist Shakil Ahmed, head of news at private TV channel Ekattor Television, for four weeks in a case lodged under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

 A High Court division bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order after holding a hearing on Shakil's plea.

The Ekattor Television journalist filed the plea on Sunday and former additional attorney general Murad Reza argued for his bail before the court on Monday. Barrister Sarwer Hossain, counsel for the plaintiff, opposed the bail plea.

 The victim, a news presenter at Ekattor Television, filed the case against Shakil with Gulshan Police Station on November 4, accusing him of establishing a sexual relationship with her with the promise of marrying her soon.

 As she became pregnant, Shakil cleverly forced her to abort. After that, Shakil started refusing to marry her, making the victim file the case, she alleged.