Shahidul’s health report submitted to HC


Dhaka: The authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has submitted the health report of photographer Shahidul Alam, who was arrested on Monday, with the High Court.

The international award-winning photographer, also the founder of DRIK, was shown arrested in the case filed over the allegation of spreading propaganda on Facebook against the government and spreading false information over the students’ protest of “safe road” campaign.

In the same day, Shahidul was placed on a seven-day remand by a Dhaka court on Monday in a case filed against him under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

On Tuesday, Shahidul’s wife Rehnuma Ahmed filed a writ petition challenging the legality of the remand.

Responding to the writ, the HC directed the authorities concerned of the government and police to send Shahidul Alam immediately to the BSMMU for his treatment.

Moreover, the court also ordered the hospital authorities to submit the report on Shahidul’s health condition by Thursday morning.


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