Narsingdi District Chhatra League President Ahsanul Islam Rimon, who was arrested for threatening to beat up an independent candidate, has been released on bail.
His lawyer Adnan Sarkar confirmed to Independent Television that the High Court granted him bail on Thursday, 21 days after his arrest.
Earlier on the night of November 30, Narsingdi Sadar Upazila Election Officer Omar Farooq filed a case against Rimon at Sadar Model Police Station. The next day on December 1, Narsingdi DB arrested Rimon from the gate of Dhaka University’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.
His lawyers Mansurul Haque Chowdhury and Adnan Sarkar applied for bail in the High Court as he was not granted bail by the lower court after his arrest. At the end of the hearing on Thursday, a joint bench consisting of Judge Habibul Gani and Ahmed Sohel of the High Court granted bail to Ahsanul Islam Rimon.
It is to be noted that in the discussion meeting of Awami League candidate MP Nazrul Islam Hiru in Narsingdi Sadar-1 Constituency on Wednesday, November 29, District Chhatra League President Ahsanul Islam Rimon threatened to beat up the independent candidate of that constituency.
At that time he said in his speech, ‘We don’t know any individual, there is no medicine on Myr. Chhatra League did not accept any Polapan individual, he will not be allowed to stay in Narsingdi city and any area of Sadar.
Later, when the BCL leader’s statement was aired in various media, it went viral on social media. 73 and 84 (a) of the Representation of the People Order, 1972 (Presidential Order No. 155 of 1972) and section 11 (a) of the Rules of Conduct of Political Parties and Candidates in Parliamentary Elections, 2008, 2008 led to his arrest.
At the same time, the election investigation committee of that seat gave a show cause notice to Rimon on Thursday night, asking why legal action will not be taken against him for violating the election law.
Joint District and Sessions Judge Nahidur Rahman Nahid of Narsingdi, Member of the Inquiry Committee, gave this notice. He was asked to reply in writing within 24 hours of receiving the notice.