A court in Tangail on Wednesday denied bail to Baul singer Shariat Sarkar, who was arrested in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for allegedly making comments that hurt ‘religious sentiments’ of Muslims.
District and Session’s Judge Mohammad Shawkat Ali Chowdhury passed the order after singer’s counsel Anisur Rahman Humayun filed a bail petition.
Police arrested Shariat Sarkar on January 11 from Bhaluka in Mymensingh for making anti-Islamic comment during a concert in Dhamrai of Dhaka on December 24 last.
At the concert, he allegedly criticised religious Muslim clerics who oppose singing and had offered money challenge to anyone who can prove that music is forbidden under Islamic scripture.
Mohammad Faridul Islam filed the case with Mirzapur Police Station in Tangail on January 9, accusing Shariat of making comments during a performance that hurt his religious sentiments.