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Actress Nawshaba given bail
Actress Nawshaba seriously ill after two rounds of remand at DB - file photo. Photo collected

Actress Nawshaba given bail

Dhaka, Aug 20 – A court of Dhaka on Tuesday granted bail to actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas granted the bail upon a bond of TK 5,000 after hearing on a bail petition, said Sub-inspector Mokbul Hossain, general recording officer of the court.
On Monday, Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter denied her bail after being produced before it on completion of her treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Later, she was sent to jail.
Earlier on August 13, Nawshaba was admitted to the DMCH for treatment following a court order as she fell sick in the courtroom.
A Dhaka court earlier on August 11 put her on a two-day fresh remand in the case when Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, a Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit inspector and the investigation officer of the case, produced her before the court on expiry of her four-day remand and sought a 10-day fresh remand.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained the actress from Uttara area in the capital on August 4 over spreading ‘rumours’ on Facebook over the attack on protesting students.
In a Facebook live, Nawshaba claimed that the attackers killed two students and gouged out the eyes of another at Jigatala intersection.
In her post, she also requested people to get united, take to the streets to ‘protect’ the students as they were attacked by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists. – UNB