Entitle Adilur to class-I prisoner status: HCNew Age Online
The High Court on Monday directed the jail authorities to provide detained Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan with facilities of a class-I prisoner.
A High Court vacation bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Zafar Ahmed issued the order following a writ petition filed by Adilur's wife Saira Rahman Khan, challenging the legality of lower court's order that had denied his division in jail.
Supreme Court Bar Association president AJ Mohammad Ali and Asaduzzaman represented Adilur, also a Supreme Court lawyer.
Adilur will now reside in a designated room equipped with a cot with bed, a table, chair, and a television. He will get two newspapers, one Bangla and one English and will also get foods on his choice, said a jail official.
Earlier, Adilur sent to Kashimpur Part-1 jail in Gazipur and was kept in a room along with at least five general prisoners accused in narcotic cases, said the prison officials.
On August 14, metropolitan magistrate Md Mustafa Shahriar Khan sent Adilur to the jail following a High Court order asking the police to shift him to jail from the police custody.
The metropolitan magistrate also rejected the applications filed by Adilur seeking his bail and for division facilities in the jail in case of bail denial.
On August 10, the Detective Branch of police arrested Adilur in front of his Gulshan house and accused him of fabricating facts about the death figure in the police action on Hefajat-e-Islam activists at Motijheel on May 5.
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