Dhaka – The authorities have sifted noted photographer Shahidul Alam to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University after a High Court bench ordered him to be taken to hospital from the custody.
Alam was picked up by the plainclothes men from his home on Sunday following his remarks on media over the nationwide student protest demanding safe road in Bangladesh.
Police said that he was taken to the hospital in the morning.
Sara Hossain, his lawyer, said she could not visit Alam at the hospital where he was put under police custody.
The HC on Tuesday, in response to a writ petition filed by his wife Rahnuma Ahmed, asked the government to immediately send the detained photographer to hospital for medicare.
It also ordered the BSMMU authorities to examine Alam’s physical condition and submit a report before the court.
Alam was placed on a seven-day remand by a Dhaka court on Monday in a case filed against him under the controversial Section 57 of Information and Communication Technology Act.
He alleged that he was tortured in custody.
The student protest flared across Bangladesh after two school children killed in a fatal road accident in Dhaka’s busy airport road on July 29.
Bangladesh passed through a complete anarchy for nearly a week during the protest when the students took control over the roads to check fitness certificates of vehicles. They asked the government to implement nine-point demands to turn roads and highways safe.