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No bar to photojournalist Kajol’s release from jail

17 Dec 2020 12:25, Somoy English Desk
No bar to photojournalist Kajol’s release from jail
No bar to photojournalist Kajol’s release from jail

The High Court on Thursday granted bail to photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in two more cases filed under the Digital Security Act, paving the way for his release.

The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice M Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after hearing bail petitions.

With the bail, there is no legal bar to Kajol’s release from jail, said his lawyer Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua.

The two cases were filed with Hazaribagh and Kamrangirchar police stations in the capital on March 10 and 11 against Kajol.

Earlier on November 24, the High Court granted him bail in another case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in the capital under the Digital Security Act.

MP from Magura-1 constituency Mohammad Shifuzzaman (Shekhor) filed the case against 32 people, including the photojournalist, on March 9 last.

Nearly two months after his disappearance, Kajol was arrested by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on May 2 last for intruding Bangladesh from India through Benapole border without any valid document.

On May 3, the photojournalist was granted bail in a case filed against him for ‘trespassing into Bangladesh from India.

However, he was sent to jail showing him arrested under Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

On March 10, the journalist went missing after leaving his office in the capital’s Hatirpool area.

His family had filed a general diary with the Chawkbazar Police Station the following day over his disappearance.

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