Drik Gallery CEO Shahidul Alam seeks bail from HC

Shahidul Alam, Managing Director of Drik Gallery and Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, submitted a bail petition with the High Court in a case filed under the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Act on Wednesday. A High Court bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman on Wednesday fixed next week to hear the bail petition.
Barrister Sarah Hossain stood for Alam while Barrister Joytirmoy Barua was present on the occasion. Earlier on Tuesday, they filed a petition seeking bail for Shahidul Alam.
Shahidul Alam was picked up from his Dhanmondi home on August 5 and the case was filed against him with Ramna Model Police Station on August 6.
Shahidul Alam was also placed on a seven-day remand in the case. Police claimed that he was spreading propaganda through his Facebook during the student movement demanding safe road which is harmful to the State. – Special Correspondent