A Dhaka court today rejected bail to Abul Asad, editor of the bangla Daily Sangram, and sent him to jail in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.
The case was filed on December 13 by freedom fighter Mohammad Afzal accusing Abul Asad and two others - Chief Reporter Ruhul Amin Gazi and Deputy Editor Sadat Hossain.
Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billah today passed the order after Abul Asad's lawyer filed a petition seeking bail for his client.
Earlier on December 14, Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid put Asad on a three-day remand.
Hatirjheel police took him in custody on December 12, after the newspaper published a report describing Jamaat-e-Islami leader and executed war criminal Abdul Quader Molla a 'martyr.'
Molla, infamously known as 'the butcher of Mirpur,' was hanged on December 12, 2013 after being convicted by the International Crimes Tribunal. On Thursday, the newspaper ran a report under the headline "Today is the sixth martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Abdul Quader Molla."