A Dhaka tribunal yesterday granted advert interim bail to Baul singer Rita Dewan in reference to a case filed for “hurting spiritual sentiment” below the Digital Safety Act.
Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Choose Mohammad Ash Sams Joglul Hossain granted bail to Rita until January 27 after she was produced earlier than the courtroom, looking for bail within the case, Shamim Al Mamun, bench assistant of the tribunal, advised The Day by day Star.
The tribunal on December 2 final 12 months issued arrest warrants towards Rita, Shahjahan Kabir and Iqbal Hossain, accepting the probe report of the case. The report was filed by the Police Bureau of Investigation.
Shahjahan is now behind bars, whereas Iqbal is on the run, the prosecution stated.
On February 2 final 12 months, lawyer Imrul Hasan filed the case towards Rita with the cyber tribunal. There have been three different circumstances filed towards Rita in Dhaka, Chattogram and Jhenidah, stated Rita’s lawyer Abdullah Al Noman.
The Jhenidah case was dismissed by the district courtroom, however the Dhaka courtroom accepted the case filed by Imrul and issued an arrest warrant on December 2.
A listening to for the opposite DSA case filed in Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Court docket will probably be held tomorrow, and the courtroom will resolve whether or not or to not settle for the case, her lawyer stated.
This implies despite the fact that Rita acquired advert interim bail in a single case yesterday, she is going to nonetheless have to get bail in two different circumstances.
The probe report particulars that Rita was doing a “Pala Gaan” session with fellow artiste Shah Alam Sarkar, the place the subject being debated was “Residing Beings versus The Biggest”. The occasion was held on the evening of December 10, 2019, at Shahjahan’s home in Tangail’s Kalihati upazila.
Shahjahan and Iqbal had uploaded Rita’s songs to their YouTube channels, in response to the case paperwork.
On February 1 final 12 months, complainant Imrul was at residence when he got here throughout the video on social media.
“The complainant was extraordinarily indignant and damage,” stated the PBI report. “And upon discovering no manner out, the complainant went to Kadamtali Police Station to file the case.”
The complainant alleged that Rita was making “derogatory feedback” about faith.
The PBI report “investigated the matter” and wrote of their report, “Upon investigating movies of Rita’s songs, we’ve discovered proof of the crime. The phrases she selected to debate this challenge damage the spiritual sentiment of the viewers.”
Following the submitting of the lawsuit, Rita, alongside along with her two daughters, had posted one other video on social media apologising for “inflicting damage”.