Dainik Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman was on Wednesday released on bail after he had been detained in jail for 43 months in nine cases that were filed against him since arrest in April 2013.
The superintendent of Kashimpur Central Jail, Part -2, Prashanta Kumar Bonik, told New Age that Mahmudur Rahman was freed at 12.50 PM after a copy of the order of the Appellate Division reached the jail.
On October 31, the apex court upheld a High Court Division order granting bail to Mahmud in the 9th case.
In the case filed with the Paltan police station in August 2015 the police alleged that Mahmudur Rahman had hatched a conspiracy to abduct and kill Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son and ICT adviser of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, also her ICT adviser, in the US in 2011.
Earlier, the jail authorities received HC orders granting bails to Mahmudur Rahman in eight other cases.
On April 11, 2013, Mahmudur was arrested on sedition charge for publishing a Skype conversation between ICT-1’s former chairman Md Nizamul Haq and Brussels based Bangladeshi lawyer Ahmed Ziauddin in December 2012.
On August 13, 2015, Mahmudur was jailed for three years on the ground that he had failed to submit his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission within the deadline set by the ACC though he was in jail.
In 2009, Mahmudur Rahman was arrested in connection with two cases in which the police alleged that he had obstructed the police from performing their duty when they were sealing Amar Desh office at Karwan Bazar in the capital.
Later the Appellate Division jailed Mahmudur Rahman for six months for contempt of the court Mahmudur Rahman has been made accused in 89 cases, his lawyer Tanvir Ahmed Al-Amin told New Age.
Source: New Age