Staff Correspondent: The appellate division fixed Monday to hear bail petitions over the stay order that granted bail to Barrister Mainul Hosein and Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury in separate cases.
An Appellate Division bench led by Senior Justice Mohammad Iman Ali fixed the date on Thursday.
Advocate Zainul Abedin, Khandakar Mahbub Hossain and Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon moved for Barrister Mainul Hosein and Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state.
Earlier on October 16, Barrister Mainul Hosein made derogatory comments about a female journalist Masuda Bhatti on a talk show broadcast. Later on October 21, Masuda Bhatti and Mahila League leader Farzana Yasmin Lita filed separate defamation cases with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court and Jamalpur court.
On the other hand, three separate cases have been filed against Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on charge of extortion. Later, the High Court on October 21 granted anticipatory bail to him in two cases.
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