The High Court has issued a rule asking why Mohsin Talukder, who threatened to kill cricketer Shakib Al Hasan for attending a Kali Puja programme in Kolkata last year, will not be granted bail.
The virtual bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Badruzzaman issued the rule on Tuesday.
Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah stood for the state while Abdul Halim Kafi and Md Jahangir Hossain represented the accused in the court.
During the hearing, the court told the defence lawyer that whether a world-class cricketer would attend Kali Puja or go to mosque is a personal matter and no one can threaten to kill him for that.
The deputy attorney general said the court had issued a four-week rule without granting Mohsin bail.
Mohsin was arrested from Sunamganj on 17 November last year. He is the son of Azad Box Talukder of Shahpur Talukdarpara village in Tukerbazar union of Sylhet Sadar upazila.
The 25-year-old went live on Facebook early on 15 November and threatened to hack Shakib to death for attending a Kali Puja function in Kolkata. He also verbally abused the cricketer using vulgar language.
A few hours later, he again went live and apologised for threatening Shakib. He also called on Shakib to apologise to the nation.
On the night of 16 November, Sub-Inspector Mahbub Morshed filed a case against Mohsin under the Digital Security Act.
Shakib later clarified his position on attending the Kali Puja programme and breaking a fan's mobile phone.