Imran Sarkar gets bail in case over derogatory remark on PM

16 Jul 2017, 13:26

NTV Online

Dhaka: A Dhaka court on Sunday granted permanent bail to Gonojagoron Monch spokesperson Imran H Sarkar and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in a defamation case filed for their derogatory remarks about Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate SM Masud Zaman passed the bail order after Imran and Sanatan surrendered before the court in the morning and filed a bail petition through their lawyer Jibanananda Chandra Joyonta.

On 31 May, the same court asked them to appear before it on July 16 to explain their stance.

Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Golam Rabbani filed the defamation case against the duo with the court on 31 May.

According to the case statement, Imran and Sanatan chanted defamatory slogans against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 27 May over the removal of the statue of Lady Justice from the Supreme Court premises.

On May 26, the SC authorities removed the statue, made by sculptor Mrinal Haque.