Prothom Alo editor and publisher Matiur Rahman and five others on Sunday (Jan 19) filed a petition with the High Court (HC) seeking anticipatory bail in a case filed over the death of Naimul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College.
They submitted the bail petition with the HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Jahirul Huq.
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.
The other accused are - Anisul Haque, associate 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, and four stage decorators -- Jasim Uddin Topu, Mosharraf Hossain, Md Sujan and Kamrul Hawlader.
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: 1335 HRS, JAN 19, 2020