DHAKA: The High Court has granted four weeks of bail to Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman in a case filed over the death of Naimul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College.
But, he will have to surrender to the lower court when this term expires.
The court also directed law enforcers not to arrest or harass five others in the case until the court takes cognizance of the case.
The five others are: Anisul Hoque, deputy editor of Prothom Alo; Kabir Bakul, head of event and activation of Kishor Alo; Shuvashish Pramanik Shuvo and Shah Paran Tushar, assistants at event and activation of Kishor Alo; Mahitul Alam Pavel, senior assistant editor of Kishor Alo.
The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Jahirul Huq issued the order on Monday (Jan 20).
Earlier on Thursday (Jan 16), the court of Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate Md Kaisarul Islam issued arrest warrants against 10 persons, including Prothom Alo editor, in the case.
Abrar was electrocuted during the anniversary programme of Prothom Alo’s youth magazine Kishor Alo on Friday.
On November 6, the victim’s father Mojibur Rahman filed the case with the Fourth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Dhaka in this connection.
BDST: 1446 HRS, JAN 20, 2020