Kabir was shown arrested on 5 May 2020 in a case filed by Rapid Action Battalion. After being released on bail, Kabir alleged that some 16-17 men in plainclothes abducted him on 2 May. At an undisclosed location, he had been tortured and grilled for the cartoons he drew. Later on 5 May, he found himself at the RAB office where writer Mushtaq Ahmed was also present.

The case filed with Ramna police station accused 11 people including Kishore and Mushtaq. Mushtaq died in police custody on 25 February this year.

After languishing in jail for 10 months, Kishore was granted a 6-month bail and released on 4 March.

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