Journalist released after imprisoned for trying to kill B’desh PM’s son

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept. 6 : Journalist Shafik Rehman walked out of Kashimpur jail in Gazipur, after five months into arrest in a case for his alleged attempts to abduct and murder Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

Rehman's personal assistant Sajib Onasis confirmed his release this afternoon, reports the Daily Star.

Onasis's added that Rehman is expected to get admitted to Birdem hospital for treatment as he is suffering from various complications including high blood pressure and diabetes.

He was on August 31 granted bail by the Supreme Court for three months or until the charge sheet of the case is submitted.

The apex court said in its order that his bail will expire if police submit the charge sheet before three months.

The Appellate Division of a five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after hearing Rehman's appeal petition seeking bail in the case.

The High Court had on June 7, rejected Rehman's petition in the same case. Rehman, the former editor of the daily Jaijaidin, filed the appeal with the apex court challenging High Court's judgment.

Source: ANI