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Journalist arrested in Satkhira under Digital Security Act

| Updated: February 20, 2022 17:39:59

Journalist arrested in Satkhira under Digital Security Act

Two people, including a journalist, were arrested under the Digital Security Act for posting alleged provocative statements against the government and police on Facebook in Patkelghata of Satkhira, police said on Friday.

The arrestees are Patkelghata Press Club President Jahurul Haque, 45, a correspondent of Daily Bhorer Paata and Abdur Rahman, a resident of Patkelghata Palli Bidyut Samiti area, according to UNB.

Babul Akhter, officer-in-charge (OC) of Satkhira DB Police, said police arrested the duo from the Patkelghata area on Thursday night following a case that was filed against three people under the Digital Security Act for allegedly writing provocative statements against the police and the government on Facebook.

DB Sub-Inspector (SI) Arifur Rahman, who is the plaintiff in the case, said he filed a case under the Digital Security Act against three people at the Satkhira Sadar Police Station on Thursday evening on various charges including sending anonymous applications to senior police officials against the subordinates as well as writing provocative and offensive remarks on Facebook against the recently departed Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Humayun Kabir of Tala Circle.

The process of sending the arrestees to jail through the court was underway, said Golam Kabir, officer-in-charge (OC) of Satkhira Sadar Police Station.

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