Update February 15, 2015

Dhaka 11-30 pm, 02-March, 2021

Court ordered Police to take step against Daily Star editor and two others



Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam

15 February 2015, Nirapad News: Court has ordered police to take steps against the Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam and two others after investigating an alleged attempt to cause trouble by publishing the photo of a Hizb-ut Tahrir poster.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Anwar Sadat gave the order to the Kotwali police on Sunday after hearing a complaint filed by lawyer Shahjalal Kibria.

The English-language daily’s Chief News Editor Syed Ashfaqul Haque and Chief Photographer Sheikh Enamul Haque are the other defendants. Former chief of Dhaka Bar Association Kazi Nazibullah Hiru said the daily published the photo of a poster of the banned Islamist outfit on Feb 11, with the caption – ‘Fanatics raise their ugly head again’.

The poster appealed to all to get in touch with army officers and organise them against the government to establish an Islamic state, he said. The plaintiff maintained the publicising of the photo posed a threat and instigated a violation of peace, he added.

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