The court also asked the police to submit a report before the court on September 25 after completing the probe in the case
The Cyber Tribunal (Bangladesh) has directed the office-in-charge (OC) of Bhashantek Police Station to probe the case filed against Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon, on allegations of making derogatory comments on the Hindu religion.
Judge Mohammad As-Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order after recording statements of the complainant on Monday.
The court also asked the police to submit a report before the court on September 25 after completion of the probe in the case.
Earlier in the day, Guatam Kumar, a resident of city’s Bhashantek area, filed the case against Barrister Sumon with Cyber Tribunal (Bangladesh) in Dhaka under the Digital Security Act.
According to case details, Barrister Sumon made unfavourable comments against the Hindu community in a Facebook post on July 19.
“His comments not only damaged the image of the Hindu society but also hurt the religious sentiments of many. Such remarks can also provoke violence, disrupting the law and order situation in the country,” the plaintiff said.