Poet, filmmaker Tokon Thakur gets bail
A Dhaka court has granted bail to poet and filmmaker Tokon Thakur in a case filed for embezzling government funds.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufian Mohammad Noman passed the order on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday night, Tokon was arrested from New Market area in the capital.
According to sources, Tokon received a government grant in 2013 to make a film based on Shahidul Zaheer’s story “Kanta.”
He took Tk13 lakh from the Ministry of Information out of Tk 35 lakh of the government grant but did not do any work on the film.
Later, a case was filed against him on behalf of the Ministry of Information for embezzling government funds.