Dhaka, October 28: An arrest warrant has been issued against Jatiya Oikyafront leader and Barrister Mainul Hossain in a defamation case of Tk 9 crore filed by Jashore Mahila Sangstha Laizu Zaman.Meanwhile, a writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking to give barrister Mainul Hosein the first-class division in jail.
On October 23, the lower court sent Barrister Mainul Hosein to jail in a case filed for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti on a TV talk show.
However, Jashore Chief Judicial Magistrate Akram Hossain issued the warrant after taking the case into cognizance on Sunday.
Laizu’s lawyer Idris Ali said Barrister Mainul defamed journalist Masuda Bhatti on a live talk show of private television channel 71 on October 16.
Earlier, Mainul’s wife Saju Hossain filed the writ on Sunday with the bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik AL Jalil, said his lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain.
Detective Branch of police arrested the former caretaker government adviser from in front of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President ASM Abdur Rob’s Uttara residence on Monday night (October 22).
Mainul’s verbal attack on Masuda started right after she said that many were labelling him the Jamaat-e-Islami representative of Jatiya Oikyafront – as he recently attended an Islami Chhatra Shibir program – and asked whether it was true.