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Mahmudur on 13-day remand

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A Dhaka court on Thursday placed Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman on a 13-day remand in three cases filed with Tejgaon Police Station.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sahidul Islam passed the order when police produced him before the court with a 24-day remand prayer.

At the court, Mahmudur defended himself without appointing any counsel and opposed the remand prayer. He even did not seek bail.

”I know the bail petition won’t be granted …the remand prayers won’t be rejected either because there’s direction from the higher authorities. So, there’ll be no effect if I seek bail,” Mahmudur told the court.

The court then granted a 7-day remand for him in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act while 3-day each in two other cases.

He was shown arrested in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act and two other cases filed for exploding crude bombs and obstructing police from performing their duties.

ICT prosecutor Shahnur Rahman filed the sedition case with the Tejgaon Police Station on December 13, 2012.

SI Sadekul Islam and SI Harun-ur-Rashid filed the two other cases with the Tejgaon Police Station for obstructing police exploding crude bombs from performing their duties.

Earlier in the morning, police arrested Mahmudur Rahman from his Karwanbazar office on charge of sedition.

The sedition case was filed against him and the newspaper’s publisher, Hasmat Ali, over publishing Skype conversations between former Chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) Justice Mohammed Nizamul Huq and expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert Ahmed Ziauddin, police said.

United News of Bangladesh

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