Case under Section 57: Khulna journalist gets bail

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 02 Aug 2017, 17:45:25
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Case under Section 57: Khulna journalist gets bail

Abdul Latif Morol, a local journalist of Khulna, secured bail in a case filed under Section 57 of the ICT Act.

Senior Magistrate Nusrat Jabin of the Khulna Cognigance Court (Kha region) passed the order on a bond of Tk 10,000 on Wednesday, reports UNB.

The case was filed against the newsman over a Facebook post 'demeaning’ State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda.

Latif, 40, is the Dumuria upazila correspondent of local newspaper 'Dainik Probaha'. He was from his residence in Dumuria upazila on Tuesday in the case.

A local man, Subrata Mazumder, filed the case with Dumuria Police Station against him, said officer-in-charge of the police station Sukumar Biswas.

According to the case statement, Latif in his Facebook post allegedly criticised the junior minister as some goats distributed by him (minister) among poor people in Dumuria died soon after the distribution.
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