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Journalist held under DSA in Bogra

  • Published at 10:48 am July 19th, 2021
Aktaruzzaman
Journalist Aktaruzzaman UNB

The case was filed for a Facebook post on a family planning officer

The Bogra district correspondent of the daily Banijya Pratidin, Aktaruzzaman, has been sent to jail in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA).

Bogra Detective Branch of police (DB) arrested him from his home around 3am on Sunday.

He was sent to jail through a court on Sunday afternoon. 


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The law enforcers arrested him for posting a status on Facebook about Bogra Sadar Family Planning Officer Dr Samir Hossain Mishu.

Rafiqul Islam, the father of the journalist, said: “At 3am, 12 DB men and Dr Samir Hossain Mishu came to my house and took away my son.

“They did not say what the allegations were. I made many requests but they did not release my son."


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Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Selim Reza said that Shamima Akhter, a clerk at the Sadar Upazila Family Planning Office, filed the case against the journalist.

Bogra Union of Journalists President Mirza Selim Reza and General Secretary Ganesh Das have issued a statement strongly condemning the arrest of journalist Akhtaruzzaman. 

The organization also demanded his immediate release.

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