DHAKA: The High Court (HC) fixed Monday (January 20) for hearing a bail petition of Prothom Alo editor and publisher Matiur Rahman and five others in a case filed over the death of Naimul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College.
The court also directed authorities concerned not to arrest or harass them within the time.
The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Jahirul Huq issued the order on Sunday (Jan 19).
Earlier in the day, they filed the petition with the HC seeking anticipatory bail in the case.
Barrister M Amirul Islam moved for the bail petitioners.
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: 1647 HRS, JAN 19, 2020