DHUBRI, July 23 - The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Dhubri on Wednesday extended the interim bail of scribe Rajib Sarma, who was arrested following an FIR lodged by Dhubri DFO Biswajit Roy.
The CJM had granted him interim bail till July 18. On July 18, his bail was extended till July 31. �Now the case has been handed over to the CID. The rituals of Sarma�s father is due, so the interim bail has been extended,� said the journalist�s advocate Jamser Talukder.
He said they are hopeful that on July 31, Sarma will be granted absolute bail.
Meanwhie, the Dhubri District Working Journalists� Association has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Dhubri Deputy Commissioner, stating that the arrest of Sarma like a dreaded criminal was defamatory to the entire journalist community.
The Dhubri District Youth Congress Committee, in a recently held press conference, demanded a CBI probe into the entire episode of Sarma�s arrest.