The High Court has granted bail to photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in a case filed under the Digital Security Act at Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh police stations in the capital. Today, Thursday, Justice M Enayetur Rahim and comprising Justice Mostafizur Rahman passed the order in the High Court Branch. As a result, there is no legal impediment to his release as he has been granted bail in all the cases. Kajal’s lawyer Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua posted news of this bail on his Facebook page.
Earlier on November 24, journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was granted bail by the High Court in any other case under the Digital Security Act filed at the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station. After hearing the bail question in the case, the High Court declared the rule appropriate and granted bail to journalist Kajal.
Earlier, the High Court had fixed December 15 for hearing the bail rule in two other cases of Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh police stations. Following this, the High Court granted bail in two cases. Lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua appeared for Shafiqul Islam Kajal. Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain was on behalf of the state.
Lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua said there is no legal impediment to the release of Shafiqul Islam Kajal as he was granted bail in the two cases. Shafiqul Islam Kajal went ‘missing’ from his house in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar on March 11. Kajal was rescued from a field near the Benapole border in Jessore late at night, 53 days after the ‘disappearance’.
Earlier this, on March 10, MP Saifuzzaman Shikhar filed a case against 32 people including Kajal under the Digital Security Act at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station. Two other leaders of the Juba Mahila League filed two more cases under the same law at Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh police stations.
Journalist Kajal has been in jail since May 3 in a separate case. Later, Kajal applied to the high court for bail in three cases. In this context, in the case of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, on October 19, the High Court ruled on the question of bail of Kajal.
He was granted bail by the High Court on November 24 after hearing the rule. Earlier on November 3, the High Court had ruled on Kajal’s bail in the Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh police station cases. After the final hearing, the High Court granted bail today.