The High Court has granted bail to Sirajum Munira, a temporarily expelled teacher of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) in a case filed against her under the Digital Security Act for making derogatory comments about deceased former health minister Mohammad Nasim on Facebook.
The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan granted the bail on virtual high court, on August 5.
Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua stood for Sirajum Munira while Deputy Attorney General Jahangir Alam represented the state.
After the death of Awami League presidium member and former health minister Mohammad Nasim on June 13, Sirajum Munira allegedly posted a sarcastic post about the health minister on her Facebook ID.
She deleted the status shortly after it was given, but before the deletion, the screenshot of her post was spread through social media.
Over massive discussion and criticism, the university filed a case against her under the Digital Security Act on June 14.
Police arrested her from Sardarpara adjacent to the university at 12 midnight the same day. The court later ordered her to be sent to jail at the end of her remand. Meanwhile, the university suspended her on June 17.
She applied to the High Court for bail, On July 23.