Mahmudur walks out of jail

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 23 Nov 2016, 15:27:39

Mahmudur walks out of jail

Pro-BNP journalist and acting editor of daily Amar Desh Mahmudur Rahman was released on bail on Wednesday.

Jailer Nashir Ahmed said, Mahmudur was released from Gazipur's Kashimpur Jail-2 on Wednesday noon after verification of bail documents, reports

Mahmudur got the release after staying behind bars for over three-and-half years. He is accused in 70 cases including sedition.

He also acted as energy adviser to BNP chief Khaleda Zia during her last term as prime minister.    

He was in prison since his arrest from his newspaper’s office on Apr 11, 2013 over charges of sedition and for publishing Skype conversations of a war crimes tribunal judge.

Mahmudur stands accused of attempting to abduct and murder in US Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy, who is also her ICT adviser.   

BNP vice-chairman SM Jahid Hossain and chairperson’s adviser Farhad Halim were among party leaders who greeted Mahmudur with bouquets at jail gate. –RH
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