A Dhaka court has granted bail to Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarkar and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in a defamation case filed for their derogatory remarks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sheikh Samidul Islam granted the bail upon a bond of Tk 10,000 each when they surrendered before the court on Thursday morning, UNB reports.
Earlier in the day, their counsel Advocate Prakash Ranjan Biswas filed a bail petition before the court.
On Wednesday, a court issued warrant for the arrest of Imran H Sarkar and Sanatan Ullash in the defamation case.
On May 31, a Dhaka court summoned them in the case filed by Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Golam Rabbani on the same day.
According to the case statement, Imran and Sanatan chanted defamatory slogans against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 27 over the removal of the statue of Lady Justice from the Supreme Court premises.
On May 26, the SC authorities removed the statue made by sculptor Mrinal Haque.
On July 16, a court granted permanent bail to Imran H Sarkar and Sanatan Ullash in the case.