Detectives picked up Shahidul Alam on Sunday night from his Dhanmondi residence following his Facebook posts on the student protests for safer roads
Prime Minister's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy on his Facebook post has said that arrested photographer Shahidul Alam's claim of torture is yet another one of his false accusations against the government.
Joy on Saturday in his verified Facebook page said: “Shahidul Alam was taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and he was examined by doctors there.
“There were no signs of injury or indications of any sort of torture found during the examination.”
Joy said the international media also spoke directly with hospital officials and confirmed that there were no signs of torture found on Alam’s body.
Joy said Alam pretended to be hurt in front of the cameras."This just proves how dishonest Shahidul Alam is,” he further added.
Alam was taken back to the Detective Branch (DB) office on Wednesday afternoon, after the medical checkup from (BSMMU) was done.
Deputy Commissioner (DB-North) Moshiur Rahman said: “Alam was taken to the hospital around 8 am Wednesday, after a High Court order was issued.”
The police official also said: “Alam underwent all necessary tests at the hospital. We will take the next course of action according to the doctor’s advice.”
The High Court on Thursday asked the government to conduct additional medical examinations on Alam.
Alam, also the chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and founder of Drik Gallery, is now on a seven day remand, following Section 2(6) of the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act of 2013.
Detectives picked up Alam on Sunday night from his Dhanmondi residence following his Facebook posts on the student protests for safer roads.
Later on Monday, he was shown arrested in a case filed under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, accusing him of spreading propaganda and false information, through social and electronic media.