Telecommunications Act case: Helena Jahangir granted bail but can’t be released

 A Dhaka court today granted bail to Helena Jahangir, a businessperson turned politician, in a case filed with Pallabi Police Station under the Telecommunications Act.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufiyan Md Noman passed the order upon a bond of Tk 2,000 with two guarantors after her lawyer moved a petition, seeking bail in the case.

Helena, however, cannot walk out of jail as she was yet to get bail in three other cases filed with Gulshan and Pallabi police stations under the Narcotics Control Act, Bangladesh Penal Code and Special Powers Act.

Sub-inspector Idris Ali of Rab-4 filed the case under the Telecommunication Act with Pallabi Police Station on August 30 on charge of operating "Joyjatra television" without government approval and license and running its office illegally in Dhaka's Mirpur area.

The law enforcers arrested her during a raid at her Gulshan residence on July 29.

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