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Daily Star former executive editor Ashfaqul gets bail

Published : Wednesday, 12 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 102

The High Court on Tuesday granted permanent bail to former Daily Star executive editor Syed Ashfaqul Haque in connection with a case filed over the death of teenage maid Preeti Urang due to negligence.

The HC bench comprising Justice Md Rezaul Hasan and Justice Fahmida Quader granted his permanent bail after disposing of a rule issued in this regard earlier.

Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan, counsel for Ashfaqul Haque said that the High Court made the rule absolute.
He also said that the High Court had on April 22 granted bail to his wife Tania Khandoker in connection with the same case.

At the same time, the HC bench issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why Ashfaqul Haque should not be granted bail in the case. After final hearing on the rule, the HC bench on Tuesday settled the rule and granted him bail, the lawyer explained.

Preeti Urang, daughter of a tea worker in Sylhets Moulvibazar, fell to her death from the eighth-floor apartment of Syed Ashfaqul Haque in Dhaka on February 6.

Preeti Urangs death sparks outrage as her community demands justice
The next day, her father, Lukesh Urang, filed a case with Mohammadpur police station, against Ashfaqul Haque and his wife Tania Khandoker. Following the filing of the case, both accused were promptly arrested.

The couple unsuccessfully sought bail a few times in the lower court. Later, the couple appealed to the High Court.

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