OnushondhanNews Desk :
Rozina Islam, a senior reporter of Prothom Alo, was released on bail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur after five days of detention.
The court granted him bail in the cases filed on charges of ‘espionage and ‘possession of state secret documents’.
He was released from jail around 4:15 pm today (Sunday).
Earlier on Sunday morning, the virtual court granted bail to Rozina Islam, a senior reporter of Daily Prothom Alo, in a case filed under the Official Secrets Act.
The judge said in the bail order that he was granted interim bail on a bond of Rs 5,000. Besides, he has to submit his passport. The media and the judiciary complement each other. I expect everyone to behave responsibly and tolerantly. ‘
Earlier on Thursday (May 20), Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billa’s virtual court held a bail hearing for journalist Rozina. Lawyers Ehsanul Haque Samaji, Aminul Gani Titu, Jyotirmoy Barua, Prashant Kumar Karmakar, and Ashraful Alam appeared for Rozina on that day. On the other hand, Hemayet Uddin Hiron opposed bail on behalf of the state.
Following the hearing, the court set Sunday as the date for presenting important state information and ordering bail.
Rozina Islam was produced in court on Tuesday and remanded for five days. On the other hand, his lawyer Prashant Kumar Karmakar applied for his bail. Following the hearing, the judge denied his remand application. He also set a bail hearing on Thursday (May 20).
Rozina’s lawyer Prashant Kumar Karmakar then applied for her treatment. The court ordered his treatment as per the jail rules. She was then taken in a prison van to the Kashimpur Central Women’s Jail in Gazipur.
A case was filed against Rozina Islam at Shahbagh Police Station on Monday (May 17th) night. The case was filed based on the allegations of the Ministry of Health. Md. Shibbir Ahmed Usmani.
Journalist Rozina Islam was brought to Shahbagh Police Station around 9 pm on Monday (May 17) after long detention at the Secretariat. The ministry has accused him of taking pictures of important government documents on his mobile phone without permission and hiding some other documents.