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HC to hear writ seeking action against posting Shipra’s photos on Facebook Tuesday

  • Published at 08:29 am August 17th, 2020
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Shipra Rani Devnath and Shahedul Islam Sifat speak before the media at a hotel in Cox’s Bazaar on Monday, August 10, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Supreme Court lawyer Manoj Kumar Bhowmik filed the writ petition with the High Court on Sunday

The High Court has fixed August 18 for hearing a writ seeking action against two police officers for posting personal pictures of Shipra Debnath on Facebook.

The High Court bench headed by Justice JBM Hassan passed the order on Monday following a writ petition in this regard, reports Bangla Tribune.

Supreme Court lawyer Manoj Kumar Bhowmik filed the writ petition with the High Court on Sunday. 

The writ petition sought action against the police officers involved in the provocative posting of Shipra’s pictures on Facebook.

The cabinet secretary, the secretary of Home Ministry, the secretary of Law, inspector general of police (IG), chief director of Police Bureau of Investigation and others have been made respondents to the writ.

Also read: Writ seeks action against cops for posting Shipra’s photos on Facebook

According to the writ, on August 14, Satkhira’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman shared her personal photographs along with provocative comments on Facebook, casting doubt on her innocence in the case regarding the murder of Major Sinha.

Later, a similar post with photos was made by Mohammad Mizanur Rahman Shelley, an SP (Dhaka Metro-South) of the Police Bureau of Investigation, in which he also tried to justify the case filed against 25-year-old Shipra.

Apart from them, her family members told reporters, several other individuals had made similar posts on Facebook, questioning her character.

Also Read - Shipra: We were searched, detained without warrant

Major Sinha was shot dead at a police check-post on Marine Drive Road between Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf on July 31.

His older sister, Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, later filed a case with the Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court over the killing, against a number of policemen of Teknaf police station.

Shipra and Shahedul Islam Sifat, another companion of Sinha, were arrested after police filed separate cases against them. Sifat was released on bail last Monday.

Shipra was arrested in a case filed on charges of possessing liquor and marijuana. Shipra was later released on bail last Sunday amid widespread protests.

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