A Munshiganj court has granted bail to science teacher Hriday Mondol in a case filed over demeaning religion.
Judge Motaharat Akter Bhuyan of the Additional District and Sessions Judge’s court issued the order on Sunday.
On March 20, some tenth-grade students of Binodpur Ramkumar High School (science section), recorded a class conversation of Hriday Mandal on science and religion where he reportedly disrespected Islam.
On 22 March, two days after the recording was made, the school’s head teacher told the media those students and other people from the community were demonstrating outside the school calling for punishment for Hriday.
Later that day, an office assistant of the high school filed a case with the police against the teacher. Hriday has since been held in judicial custody after being denied bail twice.
BDST: 1420 HRS, APR 10, 2022