Photojournalist Kajol released from jail at last

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PhotojournalistPhotojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol got release after suffering in jail for a long period of time.

He was released from Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj at 11:15 am on Friday (December 25).

Monorom Polok, son of Kajol, confirmed the release of his father.

Polok said: “We have brought father home around 11:45 am.”

Earlier on December 17, the High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed bail order in two cases filed against Kajol.

On November 24, the HC granted bail to Kajol in another case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in the capital.

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained Journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, who had been missing since March 10, from Benapole border in Jashore on allegation of intruding into the country from India.

The BGB members nabbed Kajol at a field in Saidpur village, adjacent to the border, on May 3.

Kajol was later handed over to Benapole port police station in a case filed against him.

Kajol, who had previously worked as a photojournalist at national dailies, “Dainik Samakal” and “Banik Barta,” is the editor of the fortnightly magazine “Pokkhokal.”

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Kajol and 30 others, including Manabzamin Editor Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, were accused in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for publishing and sharing a news article on social media regarding expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Noor Papia.

The journalist had been missing since March 10, a day after the case was filed by Saifuzzaman Shikhar, ruling party lawmaker for Magura 1, with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station in Dhaka.

Kajol’s family filed a general diary with the Chawkbazar police station in the capital on March 12 and later filed a case on March 18 with the same police station regarding his disappearance.

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