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Shahidul Alam taken back to DB office from BSMMU

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shahidulDhaka: Photographer Shahidul Alam has been taken back to the office of the Detective Branch (DB) of Police from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after medical tests.

Brigadier General Abdullah-Al-Harun, director of BSMMU, said, “Our four-member medical board examined Shahidul Alam. We did not find any reason to admit him into hospital.”

Earlier, Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) Abdul Baten said that Shahidul Alam was taken to BSMMU from police custody around 9:00am.

The HC yesterday directed the authorities concerned of the government and police to immediately send the detained photographer to BSMMU for his treatment.

Earlier on Sunday night, detectives detained Shahidul Alam, Drik Gallery Managing Director and Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, from his Dhanmondi residence following his Facebook posts on the student protests demanding road safety.

Later on Monday, he was shown arrested under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Police produced him before the court on the same day seeking a 10-day remand. Meanwhile, the court placed him on a seven-day remand.