A Dhaka court on Tuesday rejected a bail petition filed by photographer Shahidul Alam in a case lodged on charge of spreading propaganda and false information against the government.
Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order after Barrister Sara Hossain moved a petition seeking bail for him.
High Court yesterday directed the lower court concerned to dispose of by today (September 11) the bail application filed by Shahidul in the case.
Shahidul, 63, is now in Dhaka Central Jail in a case lodged under the controversial section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
Shahidul Alam was picked up by plainclothes men from his home in the capital’s Dhanmondi on August 5.
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