October 20, 2021, 1:35 am
Online Desk :
The High Court has granted one-year bail to Jhumon Das, a resident of Shalla in Sunamganj, who was arrested in a case under the Digital Security Act over remarks made by former Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque.
According to the bail conditions, Jhumna will need the permission of the judicial court to go outside Sunamganj district.
A High Court bench of Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajal passed the order on Thursday.
The court said in its order, “Article 32 of our constitution guarantees the personal freedom of every citizen and Article 39 guarantees the freedom of thought, conscience and speech of every citizen at the same time.” Though freedom of thought, conscience and speech are fundamental rights of the citizen, some restrictions have been imposed in these cases.
‘Considering everything, he was granted one year bail. However, the condition is that (Jhumon) cannot go out of Sunamganj without the permission of the court. ‘
Earlier, after hearing the matter on September 21, the court fixed September 23 for the order.
Lawyers Z I Khan Panna, Subrata Chowdhury, Nahid Sultana Yuthi and Md. Were in favor of bail application in the court. Ashraf Ali. Assistant Attorney General Mizanur Rahman represented the state.
Hefazat-e-Islam organized a rally called Shane Risalat in Dirai, Sunamganj on March 15 this year. It was alleged that a young man named Jhumon Das gave status to Hifazat leader Mamunul Haque on social media in the wake of his anti-sculpture remarks. That seems offensive in the eyes of the custody. They also rallied the next day in protest.
According to the Facebook post, Hindu houses were attacked, vandalized and looted in Noagaon village of Shalla upazila in Sunamganj.
Jhumon Das was arrested on the night of March 16. He was later arrested in a case filed under the Digital Security Act at Shalla police station. Shalla police sub-inspector (SI) became the plaintiff in the case. Abdul Karim.
Jhumon’s bail was rejected in the case on August 3. He was later granted bail in the High Court on August 22.