A court in Dhaka on Thursday rejected the bail petition of Ruhul Amin Gazi, Dainik Sangram chief reporter and president of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and sent him to jail in a sedition case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Debdas Chandra Adhikari issued the order.
Earlier, Ruhul Amin Gazi was produced before the court by Hatirjheel police. Police pleaded to the court to keep Gazi detained in jail.
His lawyers, however, pleaded for granting him bail.
Police arrested him from the Daily Sangram office in Hatirjheel Wednesday evening.
On September 22, the same court issued an arrest warrant against him after Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge of Hatirjheel Police Station and also investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge sheet against him and the daily's editor Abul Asad on September 7.
Freedom-fighter commander Mohammad Afzal filed a case against the duo on December 13 last year under the Digital Security Act.
The case was over a report the Dainik Sangram printed on December 12, 2019, headlined "Today is the sixth martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Abdul Quader Molla."
Quader Molla, former assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged at the old Dhaka Central Jail on December 12, 2013 in a case over committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
Besides, Sangram editor Abul Asad is now in jail in the case.
BDST: 2033 HRS, OCT 22, 2020