Shyamal Kanti gets bail in bribery charges

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MNA National Desk: Narayanganj school teacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was publicly humiliated last year, has been granted bail after spending a week in jail on bribery charges.

On Wednesday, the court of district and sessions judge granted bail to him until Jul 20.

Bhakta, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School, stands accused of taking bribe in a case filed by a teacher of the same school.

Plaintiff Morsheda Begum accused Shyamal of taking Tk 135,000 as bribe promising to include her as an employee in the government’s monthly payment order or MPO scheme.

On May 24, Shyamal surrendered to the court and pleaded for bail. The court sent him to jail, rejecting his plea.

However, on May 13 last year, locals beat him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. At one stage, local MP AKM Selim Osman forced him to do sit-ups holding his ears.