Court issues arrest warrant for Shyamal Kanti


Narayanganj, May 24: A Narayanganj court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was humiliated in public in the presence of a local lawmaker, in a case filed on charges of taking bribe from a teacher with false promises of enlisting her in the monthly pay order (MPO) system.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ashok Kumar Dutta passed the order on completion of hearing in the case.

Morsheda Begum, an English teacher of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Bandar area, filed the case alleging that she had bribed the headmaster Tk 1.35 lakh.

On May 13 last year, Shyamal was physically assaulted by a mob over allegations that he made derogatory comments about religion while meting out corporal punishment to a student.

Salim Osman, Jatiya Party lawmaker from Narayanganj-5, was then seen making Shyamal hold his ears and do squats in public, sparking outrage across the country.

Later, on May 29, the High Court directed the district administration to resubmit three reports, specifying steps taken so far against the perpetrators responsible for humiliating Shyamal.