Safe road protests: Actress Nawshaba denied bail

Safe road protests: Actress Nawshaba denied bail

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Rejecting her bail petition, a court here on Monday sent actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed to jail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter passed the order when she was produced before the court on completion of her treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

The actress’ lawyer KHM Imrul Kayes filed a bail petition before the court. However, the court rejected the bail pleas.

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.

source: UNB

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