Journalist Tanu gets bail in DSA case
A court in Thakurgaon on Sunday granted bail to Jago News’ Thakurgaon district correspondent Tanveer Hasan Tanu in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.
The district Senior Chief Judicial Magistrate Arifur Rahman passed the order after hearing a five-day remand plea filed by the police and bail prayer by the defendant.
The journalist's lawyer Arif confirmed the matter to Jago News.
Journalist Tanu was sued and arrested after publishing a report on irregularities in food distribution among the coronavirus patients at Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital.
Md Nadirul Aziz, supervisor of Adhunik Sadar Hospital, Thakurgaon on Saturday afternoon filed the case against three journalists with Sadar Police Station.
Two others are Abdul Latif Litu, and Rahim Shuva, the district correspondents of Bangladesh Pratidin, and NewsBangla24.com respectively.
The case statement said a false, baseless, fabricated, and defamatory report on food distribution among the coronavirus patients has been published on jagonews24.com, newsbangla24.com, Bangladesh Pratidin, and Daily Jugantor.
Police on Saturday night arrested Tanu after he had attended Sadar Police Station to know about the lawsuit.