Six people who were arrested for spreading rumours over coronavirus in the capital have been granted bail.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate granted the bail on Sunday. However, the matter came to light on Tuesday.
Police produced the arrestees before the court seeking its permission to keep them in custody until completion of investigation while the arrestees applied for bail.
A team of police conducted a drive in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday and arrested a man while distributing leaflets inscribing ‘Coronavirus is not a cause of fear for Muslims, rather it is a punishment for the kafirs’.
After interrogation, police arrested five others from Mouchak area with the same leaflets on Saturday night.
The arrestees are Awkat Hossain, 53, Ferdous Hasan Titu, 25, Tauhidul Islam, 25, Muslim Uddin, 23, Mafizul Islam, 20 and Farid Hossain, 53.