Jhumon Das got one year bail

Jhumon Das. Photo: FB

No obstacle for his release

ACJ News, Dhaka

Jhumon Das of Noagaon village in Shalla Upazila of Sunamganj has been granted bail in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA).

A High Court bench comprising Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar on Thursday granted a one-year bail to Jhumon after hearing his bail application.

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The court said Jhumon cannot leave Sunamganj at this time without the court’s permission.

Lawyers Z I Khan Panna, Nahid Sultana, and Ashraf Ali were present in the court hearing for Jhumon. Assistant Attorney General Mizanur Rahman was present at the hearing on behalf of the state.

Wife of Jhumon Das awaiting for his release: Photo: Prothom Alo/Collected

Jhumon Das is currently in jail after being arrested in a case filed under DSA at Shalla Police Station in Sunamganj for posting offensive posts on Facebook about the then leader of Hefazat-e-Islam Mamunul Haque.

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The houses and temples of the minorities in Noagaon village were attacked on March 16, alleging that they had posted offensive posts on Facebook. Earlier, Jhumon was arrested on the night of March 16. He was arrested on March 16 under Section 54 and produced in court. The court ordered him to be sent to jail that day.

On March 22, the police filed a case under the Digital Security Act at Shalla Police Station. Jhumon was arrested on March 23 in this case. He was remanded in custody for two days on March 30 for questioning in the case.