A Dhaka court on Monday granted bail to Ekattor TV journalist Shakil Ahmed in a case filed against him on charges of ‘establishing sexual relationship with a news presenter with false promises’.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the order after hearing a bail petition submitted by the journalist, through his lawyer.
The High Court on November 8 last year, granted anticipatory bail for four weeks to Shakil, head of news at Ekattor TV, after his surrender before the court.
On November 4 last year, a former news presenter of Deepto TV filed the case against Shakil Ahmed under The Women and Children Repression Prevention Act with Gulshan Police Station.
The news presenter also alleged that Shakil had forced her to abort her seven-month-old fetus.