| 14 Dec 2019, 00:00 | Update : 14 Dec 2019, 20:56
A Dhaka court has granted three days remand to The Daily Sangram Editor Abul Asad in connection with a case filed against him under Digital Security Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md. Moinul Islam delivered the order on Saturday.
Investigation Officer of the case and Inspector of Hajirjheel police station Golam Azam sought five days remand before the court and after the hearing the court granted remand for three days.
Mentionable, the newspaper published a report mentioning Kader Mollah as a martyr who was hanged for charges against humanity. As a result freedom fighter commander Mohammad Afzal filed a case with Hatirjheel police station on Friday. Later police took The Sangram Editor Abul Asad in their custody from the newspaper office. In the night he was shown arrest in connection with the case.
Earlier in the afternoon a number of people took their position in front of the newspaper office under banner of ‘Muktijuddho Mancha’ protesting the report. The angry people locked the office in the evening. At that time they burned some copies of the newspaper in protest and demanded arrest of the editor and cancellation of the newspaper’s publication.
Later Abul Asad expressed regret for using the word martyr and sought pardon.