Cartoonist Kishore on Wednesday filed a petition against unidentified persons for torturing him in an unidentified place after picking him up from his house before showing arrest. The case was filed under the torture and custodial death Prevention Act.
Describing the torture on the day, he said, "Sir, I want justice."
Judge Imrul Kayesh recorded the deposition of Kishore.
In the petition of the case, it was stated on 5 May, Kishore was shown arrested in a case filed with Ramna police station. The case was filed under the Digital Security Act.
About 16-17 plainclothesmen forcefully picked up Kishore from his house at around 5:45pm on 2 May.
Kishore was taken to a solitary place, handcuffed and blindfolded. Kishore was tortured in a damp room till 4 May. At that time, he was shown his cartoons and interrogated about them.
At one stage, a person slapped hard on his ear. He fell off the chair and lost his consciousness. Blood was pouring out from his ear. They also started beating him after a few moments. On 5 May found himself at the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) office. He saw writer Mushtaq Ahmed there.
Kishore told the court that he was sick and pus was oozing out from his ear. He is unable to walk and suddenly lost balance. While he was describing this, a lawyer helped him to stand in the court.
Writer Mushtaq Ahmed was also made accused in the same case. Some eleven people were made accused. Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail on 25 February. After languishing jail for about ten months, Kishore got bail from the higher court on 3 March. He was released from jail on 4 March.
Cartoonist Kishore underwent surgery in his right ear at a private hospital in the capital on Saturday.