Two people have been sued for writing defamatory Facebook posts about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League's Chittagong Bakalia Ward unit Anamul Huq Manik filed the case with the court of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Al Imran on Thursday.
The accused — Md Parvez Khan and Sazzad Hossen – are residents of Bakalia area of the key port city.
“The accused persons posted slanderous and indecent remarks on Facebook about the PM and the Father of the Nation at different times. I am also preparing to file another case in this regard under the ICT Act,” the plaintiff told reporters.
The two men were sued under Sections 500 and 506 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
The court has taken the case into cognisance and summoned the accused persons to appear before the court by July 20.