The High Court on Wednesday refused to grant anticipatory bail to six employees of Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) in a case over attacks on journalists of a private television channel in Rajshahi.
The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Karim Hasan and Justice Md Atabullah passed the order after the bail petition was placed by the lawyer of the accused.
Deputy Attorney General Md Imran Ahmed Bhuiyan stood for the state.
Brushing aside the bail plea, the court refused to hear the case, the accused’s lawyer Helal Uddin Molla said adding that they would move another court with the petition.
A reporter and a cameraperson of private ATN News came under attack when they went the BMDA to cover an assignment on September 5.
Later, the reporter filed a case against seven identified people and 10 others unidentified at the local police station.
The accused are BMDA’s Executive Director (ED) Md Abdur Rashid, storekeeper Md Jibon, ED’s Peon Selim, Personal Assistant Nurul Islam, office peon Faruk, driver Abdus Sabur and Ansar member Enamul.
All the accused except ED Rashid moved the HC seeking bail on Wednesday.