29 November 2013: Odhikar Director has not been released yet from Kashimpur Jail till 2.30pm

On 24 November 2013, the High Court Division bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice Kamrul Kader ordered six-month ad interim bail to the Director of Odhikar, ASM Nasiruddin Elan.

Today on 29th November, Deputy Jailor Amanullah (Phone: +88 01717292051) of Kashimpur Jail-2,  informed Odhikar that they have received the Court’s order dated 24th of November granting Nasiruddin Elan bail; but they have also received ‘specific instruction’ from the Attorney General’s office not to release Elan now. At this stage, Advocate Mohammad Ruhul Amin Bhuiyan of the defense team, called Deputy Jailor Amanullah over the phone and the latter informed him that they cannot do anything till they get further instructions from the Attorney General’s office about the release of Nasiruddin Elan on Sunday.

This is a clear violation of fundamental rights and the flouting of the Court’s order, for which the Attorney General’s Office, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Prison Authority are solely responsible.


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