Kabir Humayun: The High Court is likely to hold hearing on bail petition of imprisoned internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam next Sunday.
The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman yesterday said the bail plea will be included in the cause list of upcoming Sunday.
Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua, a lawyer for Shahidul told The Daily Star that the bench did not hear the petition as it was not included in the cause list.
Shahidul, 63, now in jail, submitted the application to the HC through his lawyers, saying he is ill and he will not leave the country if he is granted bail.
On September 10, Shahidul’s lawyers moved another petition before the HC for his bail in the case filed by the police with Ramna Police Station on August 6.
After hearing the appeal, the HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman directed the lower court to dispose of the bail application by September 11.
The court concerned rejected the petition on September 11.
Shahidul, also founder of Drik Picture Library, was picked up by plainclothes men on August 5.
On completion of his remand, Shahidul was denied bail and sent to jail by a Dhaka court on August 13.