Digital Security Act: Detectives appeal for photojournalist Kajol’s remand
04:34 PM, June 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:49 PM, June 17, 2020

Digital Security Act: Detectives appeal for photojournalist Kajol’s remand

Detectives have appealed for quizzing photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol on remand in a case filed against him under the Digital Security Act.

Sub-inspector of Detective Branch of police Mohammad Rassel Mollah, also the investigation officer of the case, on May 14 submitted a 10-day remand prayer for quizzing Kajol.

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The Daily Star came to know about the remand prayer today.

In the remand prayer, the IO said Kajol needs to be remanded to recover his FB account and to arrest his accomplices, the IO added.

Before the remand prayer, the IO on May 3 submitted another petition to show Kajol arrested in the case.

The court, however, fixed June 28 for hearing both the petitions.

Usmin Ara Beli, a member of Bangladesh Jubo Mahila League's Central Committee, on March 10 filed the case against Kajol with Hazaribagh Police Station.

Meantime, a virtual court in Dhaka yesterday could not show Kajol arrested in another case filed under the same act as he was yet to be brought to Dhaka Central Jail from Jashore jail.

The magistrate has directed jail authorities to bring Kajol before then.

The case was filed against Kajol by Saifuzzaman Shikhor, a ruling party lawmaker from Magura-1, with Sher-E-Bangla Nagar Police Station on March 9.

Another case was also filed with Kamrangir Char Police Station against Kajol under the same act.

Fifty-three days into his disappearance, Kajol was found by Border Guard Bangladesh in Benapole on May 3.

He was then arrested initially on charges of trespassing, but was granted bail by a Jashore court.

But in the evening he was shown held under section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) after police informed the court that three more cases against Kajol were now pending with different police stations in the capital.

The court then sent him to Jashore jail.


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