DB seeks court's approval for forensic test on Rozina's phones

Prothom Alo’s journalist Rozina Islam is being taken to Chief Metropolitan Megistrate Court on Tuesday.
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Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has sought the court’s approval to conduct forensic test on two confiscated mobile phones of Prothom Alo’s senior correspondent Rozina Islam who has been made accused in a case filed under the Penal Code and the Official Secrets Act.

Lawyer Prashant Kumar Karmakar confirmed this to the Prothom Alo, adding that police has filed a petition to the court in this regard. However, the court is yet to grant the plea.

On Sunday, journalist Rozina Islam released on an interim bail on condition of submitting a bond of Tk 5,000 and her passport.

Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate court virtually held the hearing on Thursday. The court said the order on the bail will be delivered on Sunday.

Rozina Islam, an investigative journalist, went to the health ministry on 17 May to carry out her profession duties. She was kept there confined for over five hours and harassed. At one point she fell ill. At around 8:30 pm, police took her to the Shahbagh police station and filed a case against her around 11:45 pm.

The harassment and arrest of Rozina Islam has created uproar in the country and abroad.