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Tangail folk singer remanded for anti-Islamic remarks

  • Published at 08:34 pm January 12th, 2020
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Sources say, Shariyat made anti-Islamic remarks at a folk music festival held at Dhamrai, Dhaka, on December 24, 2019

Police on Saturday arrested a folk singer when unrest broke out in Tangail, led  by pro-Islamic groups demanding punishment for the singer.

The detained, Bayati Shariyat Sarker, 35, was arrested from Bhaluka's Bashil area. The district court later issued a three-day remand for him on Saturday evening, to ensure proper investigation of the incident, police sources say.

Mirzapur police OC Sayedur Rahman said: "Acting on a case filed by Maolana Faridul Islam under the Digital Security Act on January 9, we arrested the singer on Saturday.

"The court issued a three-day remand against our 10-day-remand plea; we are questioning him in custody," the OC added.

Sources say, Shariyat made anti-Islamic remarks at a folk music festival held at Dhamrai, Dhaka, on December 24, 2019. Later when the video of the program went viral via YouTube and different social media sites, enraged locals and pro-Islamic groups staged protests and held processions throughout Tangail demanding proper punishment for the singer.