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Case proceedings against Nawshaba to remain halted: SC

Published: December 08, 2019 12:10:49 | Updated: December 09, 2019 11:24:40


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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order staying the proceedings of a case against actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

A five-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order rejecting a petition filed by the state challenging the HC order.

On November 20, the High Court stayed the case proceedings.

The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty passed the order after hearing an appeal seeking cancellation of the charge-framing in the case, UNB reported.  

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained the actress from Uttara area in the capital on August 4, 2018 for ‘spreading rumours’ on Facebook overstating an attack on protesting students during the road safety movement last year.

In a Facebook live, Nawshaba claimed that the attackers killed two students and gouged out the eyes of another at Jigatala intersection.

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