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Hurting religious sentiment: Jumon Das sent to jail

Jumon reportedly made a Facebook post about placing a mosque's donation box in front of a temple in Sirajganj, say police

Update : 31 Aug 2022, 10:08 PM

Activist Jumon Das of Sunamganj was sent to jail after giving a confessional statement before a Sylhet court for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on social media

Additional Judicial Magistrate Syed Mahbubul Islam sent him to jail after recording the confessional statement under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed Sunamganj Court Police Inspector Borhan Uddin

Shalla police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Aminul Islam said that during the interrogation, Jumon admitted to sharing a post on his Facebook profile insulting religions. 

In this regard, Assistant Superintendent of Police Abu Sufian said Jumon made a post on Facebook a few days ago about placing a mosque's donation box in front of a temple in Sirajganj. 

“He was brought to the police station to inquire about it,” Abu added.

The police officer also said that the senior officers have been informed about the whole matter and if any decision is made in this regard, then action will be taken in that light.

Earlier on Tuesday around 11am, he was detained for questioning. 

He was arrested on Tuesday night, OC Aminul Islam said adding that SI Sumnoor filed a case against him.

Due to the post, law enforcers were deployed in that area for two days so that any untoward incident does not happen again, said police.

Meanwhile, Jumon's wife Sweety Das claimed that Jumon did not share any derogatory posts on his social media account. “Instead, the police picked him up again to harass him.”

On March 16, 2021, the police arrested Jumon Das for sharing a Facebook post about Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque. 

The next day, residents of various neighbouring villages attacked Noagaon with sticks and vandalized and looted at least 90 houses and four temples.

Later on March 22, the Shalla police filed a case against Jumon under the Digital Security Act as the plaintiff. 

After being in jail for about six months, Jumon was released on conditional bail on September 28.

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