The High Court on Thursday asked the authorities concerned of Rangpur jail and Rangpur Medical College Hospital for conducting medical tests of Barrister Mainul Hosein and submit the report by Sunday next.
An HC bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order following two writ petitions filed earlier by Mainul’s wife Saju Hossein. It also asked authorities to provide adequate security to Mainul if he is transferred to another jail from Rangpur jail.The HC fixed Sunday for next hearing.
Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain stood for Mainul while deputy attorney general Kazi Zinat Haq represented the state.On November 7, Saju Hossain, wife of Mainul, filed two separate writ petitions in connection with the assault of Mainul in Rangpur court.
Mainul who was connected to a talk show programme, ‘Ekattorer Journal’, through a videoconference aired on a private TV channel, Ekattor TV, hosted by Mithila Farzana, made an ‘offensive comments’ against her on October 16.On October 22, Judge Arifa Yasmin Mukta of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Ragpur issued a warrant for Mainul’s arrest after a local human rights activist, Mili Maya, filed a defamation case with it.
Dhaka Cheif Metropolitan Magistrate Kaisarul Islam sent Mainul to jail in the case on October 23.Barrister Mainul Hosein was assaulted allegedly by some leaders and activists of Awami League while he was being produced before the Rangpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on November 4.