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Four held in Chittagong for spreading rumours

  • Published at 08:45 pm August 7th, 2018
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Students clash with unidentified men, who many claimed were activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, in Jigatola, Dhaka on August 4, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

They allegedly spread rumours regarding the student movement for safer roads on social media

Police in Chittagong on Tuesday arrested four people over their alleged attempts to deteriorate the law and order situation by spreading rumours on Facebook regarding the recent student movement for safer roads.

The arrestees were identified as Maruf Hossain, 23, Aziur Rahman Asaf, 20, Imdadul Haque alias Ashiq, 24, and Abdullah Al Sahed, 20.

Kotwali police station’s Sub-Inspector Ruhul Amin also lodged a case under the ICT Act against them.

Acting on a tip-off, a Kotwali police team had arrested the four from the Chittagong Press Club situated in the port city's Jamalkhan area.

Kotwali police Officer-in-Charge Md Mohsin said that the youths had been charged with inciting violence by spreading rumours on social media during the peaceful student demonstrations for safe roads.

After two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College were killed in an accident on Dhaka’s Airport Road on July 29, students of different schools and colleges of the city had demonstrated for eight days demanding safer roads and punishment of those responsible for that crash.

Apart from blockading major city streets, they had enforced traffic laws on their own, including checking driving licences and vehicle registration and fitness documents.

The movement later spread across the country, including in Chittagong.

However, violence marred last Saturday and Sunday’s demonstrations in the capital when police and alleged activists of ruling party affiliate organizations got involved, while swirling rumours, claims, and counter-claims on social media added fuel.

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