BOU VC Aminur Rashid, 7 others get bail in PIL case
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Apr 05, 2012 08:12 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Apr 5 (UNB) - A CMM court here Thursday granted bail to Bangladesh Open University (BOU) Vice Chancellor Prof R.I.M. Aminur Rashid and seven others accused in a public interest litigation (PIL) case filed Wednesday by Dhaka University pro-VC Prof Harun or Rashid.
Metropolitan Magistrate Qamrunnahar Rumi passed the order when the eight accused surrendered before the CMM court and prayed for bail.
Apart from BOU VC Prof R.I.M. Aminur Rashid, the other accused granted bail are: Prof M Farid Ahmed, Prof M Ruhul Amin Akand, Dr Fazley Ali (director, print and publication division), Dr Arshad Ali Matabbar (presently chairman of BBA at Islami University), M Abdur Rahim (formerly editor of Shailee and currently chairman of Islamic Studies Department), M Kamal Uddin (formerly teacher of BOU and presently teacher of International Relations Department at Chittagong University, and M Kutubuddin (teacher of Islamic Studies Department of BOU).
Earlier, two other accused in the case - former vice-chancellor of BOU Prof Ershadul Bari and Prof Md Ansaruzzaman - obtained bail from the higher court.
In his complaint, Prof Harun or Rashid alleged that the accused have distorted the history by erasing the truth about the country`s Liberation War, the declaration of its independence by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971, his historic address on March 7 and removing Father of the Nation title from his name from a higher education textbook of the BOU jointly written by himself and Prof Shawkat Ara Hossain when the accused edited the book for reprints thrice in 2002, 2005 and 2009 without informing its two original writers.
It may be mentioned that Prof Harun or Rashid filed the PIL case against the accused with the CMM court after he appeared before the High Court on March 1 responding to a summons in connection with a case filed against him and six others accusing them of distorting the history of liberation war.