Amar Desh Editor Mahmudur Rahman freed on bail

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Gazipur, November 23: Mahmudur Rahman, acting editor of the daily Amar Desh, a leading Bengali daily, was freed on bail.

The former energy adviser walked out for the Kashimpur Central Jail-2 in Gazipur around 1:00pm on Wednesday, said Senior Jail Superintendent Proshanto Kumar Banik.

Mahmudur Rahman was implicated with over 70 lawsuits, including one filed over plots to abduct and kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

On September 18, chamber judge Hasan Foez Siddique stayed the bail order which was granted the HC bench of justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice Zafar Ahmed on September 7 to the Daily Amar Desh acting editor in the case.

Police arrested Mahmudur from the Amar Desh’s Karwan Bazar office, which was shut down later, on 11 April 2013, in face of a sedition case.

Later on May 9 this year, a Dhaka court sent the acting editor to jail in the case filed with Paltan police station on August 3, 2015.

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