The High Court on Monday ordered the lower court concerned to dispose of the bail petition filed by renowned photographer and Drik Gallery managing director Shahidul Alam, who is now in jail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, within Tuesday.
An HC bench comprising Justice Rezaul Haque and Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman passed the order after hearing on the bail petition.
Barrister Sarah Hossain and Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua stood for Shahidul Alam.
The bail petition was filed on August 28.
On September 4, one judge of a two-member High Court bench felt embarrassed to hear the bail petition.
Later, another bench was formed to hear the petition.
On September 5, the HC directed the authorities concerned to provide first-class division to photographer Shahidulin in jail after hearing of a writ petition.
Detectives arrested Shahidul Alam from his Dhanmondi residence on August 5 and the case was filed against him with Ramna Police Station on August 6.
Police claimed that he spread propaganda through his Facebook account during the student movement demanding safe roads.