The High Court on Wednesday granted bail for six months to Barrister Mainul Hosein in two defamation cases.
An HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Jafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing separate petitions filed by him, said his lawyer Masud Rana. Public Prosecutor Attorney General Khurshidul Alam said the court stayed the trial proceedings of the cases for six months.
According to the case statement, Mainul who was connected to a talk-show ‘Ekattor Journal’ through videoconferencing aired on Ekattor TV hosted by Mithila Farzana, made an ‘offensive comment’ against Masuda Bhatti on October 16.
He tarnished the image of Masuda Bhatti, the statement said.During the talk-show, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, “You say that you’re in the JatiyaOikyafront as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying that you are there as a representative of Jamaat.”
Angered at the comment, Mainul said, “I’m thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as ‘characterless’. There’s no question about Jamaat link’s with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me.”