Shahidul Alam taken to BSMMU for treatment

Following the High Court order, Drik Gallery Managing Director Shahidul Alam was taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for medical treatment on Wednesday morning.

A team of Detective Branch took Shahidul to BSMMU around 8 am, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of DB-North division Moshiur Rahman said, reports the UNB.

‘He will undergo necessary tests at the hospital and new course of actions will be taken according to their advice,’ said the police official.

Earlier on Sunday night, detectives detained Shahidul Alam, also Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, from his Dhanmondi residence following his Facebook posts on the student protests demanding road safety.

Later on Monday, he was shown arrested under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act accusing him of spreading propaganda and false information in social media and electronic media.

Police produced him before the court on the same day seeking 10 days’ remand while the court placed him on a seven-day remand.

On Tuesday, an HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir asked the authorities concerned to send Shahidul to BSMMU for his treatment.

The court also asked the relevant authorities to form a medical board to examine his health and submit a report on his health condition on Thursday.