The High Court (HC) has granted bail to exiled journalist Kanak Sarwar's sister Nusrat Shahrin in two separate cases.

HC bench of Justice Md Habibul Gani and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order on Monday.

Earlier on January 25, the HC issued a rule asking why she should not be granted bail in the cases.

She was granted bail at its hearing today.

Advocate Jamiul Haque who appeared for the defendant said that HC had issued a rule on January 25 asking why Shahrin would not be granted bail in the Digital Security Act case. After the hearing, HC granted her bail in the case as well as another case under the Narcotics Control Act.

Now, there is no obstacle for Shahrin's release, he said.

On the night of October 4 last year, Shahrin's house was raided and she was arrested.

Two cases were filed against her at Uttara West Police Station-- under the Narcotics Control and the Digital Security Act.

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