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Man arrested from Bhola under Digital Security Act

  • Published at 09:50 pm October 12th, 2018
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Shamsuddin was accused of writing vulgar posts and sharing mocking photos of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other respected personalities

Detective Branch of Police (DB) has detained a man accused in a case filed under the Digital Security Act from Bhola.

Under instructions by the Bhola Superintendent of Police (SP), DB, alongside a team of district Cyber Crime Unit and Sadar police, detained Md Shamsuddin Bacchu, 25, from his own house in Ward No 6 of Bapta union in Bhola Sadar on Wednesday midnight. 

Shamsuddin was accused of writing vulgar posts and sharing mocking photos of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other respected personalities. 

Shahidul Islam, officer in-charge of Bhola DB police confirmed the matter. "A case is being prepared against him under the Digital Security Act," he said. 

Earlier on Wednesday night, five youths accused under the first case filed under the Digital Security Act were detained from different parts of Dhaka in separate drives carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). 

They were accused of leaking fake question papers for the medical college admission test. Later on Thursday, a Dhaka court granted a two-day remand for each of the five students. 

Parliament passed the Digital Security Bill on September 20.

On October 8, President Abdul Hamid signed the bill into law.