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Cartoonist Kishore freed on bail

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 13:16, 4 March 2021   Update: 13:36, 4 March 2021
Cartoonist Kishore freed on bail

Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore has been released from Kashimpur jail on six-month bail that the High Court granted him in a case filed under Digital Security Act (DSA).

He got release from the jail on Thursday (March 4) morning.

Kishore’s elder brother Ahsan Kabir told risingbd that: “My brother has been released from Kashimpur jail this morning. I have talked to him. We are at somewhat ease at his release.”

Earlier, the High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman granted him six-month bail on Wednesday (March 3).

On May 5, 2020, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the case against 11 people on charges of spreading anti-state falsehood to tarnish the image of Bangladesh and create confusion from a Facebook page.

The 11 accused in the case are Ahmed Kabir Kishore, Rashtrachinta coordinator Didarul Bhuiyan, Minhaj Mannan, Tasnim Khalil, Sahed Alam, Asif Mohiuddin, Zulkarnain Khan alias Sami, Ashik Imran, Swapan Wahid, Philip Shumakher and writer Mushtak Ahmed, who died in jail recently.

Earlier on January 13, police filed the charge-sheet against cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, Rashtrachinta coordinator Didarul Bhuiyan and writer Mushtak Ahmed.

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