Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the government has formed a probe body to unearth the reasons behind the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail.
"A probe body has already been formed and investigation is underway to unearth the reasons of his death," he said.
The road transport and bridges minister came up with the statement while addressing the inaugural function of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA)’s service week virtually from his official residence in Dhaka, reports BSS.
Describing writer Mushtaq’s death in jail as very sorrowful, he said, “A vested quarter is making their evil attempts to fish in troubled water centring the incident which remains under investigation.”
Putting stress on ensuring digital safety for a Digital Bangladesh, the minister said the government has remained alert so that the Digital Security Act cannot be misused.
Noting that the government believes in freedom of expression, Quader said, "Freedom of speech does not mean that a person can get absolute right to say anything he or she wishes."