Singer Asif withdraws bail petition


Singer Asif Akbar withdrew a bail petition hours after filing it on Sunday morning in a case filed by lyricist and composer Shafiq Tuhin on charges of music piracy and threatening him on the Facebook.

Asif’s lawyer Omar Faruk filed the petition with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Haider Chowdhury in the morning.

However, later he withdrew the petition, said the lawyer adding that the petition will be filed on Monday.

On June 6, the court sent the singer to jail rejecting both his remand and bail petitions in the case.

Earlier, CID members arrested Asif from his studio at Morning Post Tower in Panthapath area around 3 am on June 6.

According to the case statement, Asif sold the digital copies of several songs without taking permission from the singers and also threatened Tuhin on social media Facebook.

On June 6, Tuhin filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station.