KHULNA: A Khulna court on Thursday sent journalist MA Sabur Rana to jail, after rejecting his bail plea in a case under Digital Security Act.
Khulna Metropolitan magistrate court-1 judge Shahidul Islam passed the order. Journalist Sabur Rana is Rampal correspondent of a Jashore based daily “Dainik Lokshamaj’ and also president of Rampal press club.
According to court sources, on April 18 a Facebook status was published from NTV’s Khulna correspondent Abu Tayeb’s Facebook ID against Khulna City Corporation Mayor. Mayor Abu Talukdar Abdul Khaleque later filed a case against two journalists in Khulna police station claiming the Facebook post has socially disgraced him.
The same night police arrested journalist Abu Tayeb. After spending 21 days in jail he was freed.
Today Sabur Rana the other accused of the case appeared before court praying bail which was denied.
Lawyer Belal Hossain, on behalf of the accused, said the bail plea will be submitted to the higher court now.