Police detectives have arrested Ekushey Television (ETV) Chairman Abdus Salam in connection with a case filed with the Cantonment police station.
Biplob Kumar Sarker, deputy commissioner of Tejgoan division police, said a team of the Detective Branch (DB) arrested Salam from his office around 3am on Tuesday.
“He was arrested in a case filed under the Pornography Act 2012 for broadcasting a false report about a girl in a programme named ‘Ekusher Chokh’ two months ago,” he said.
The ETV chairman has been taken to the DB headquarters, he added.
Mohammad Badol, Salam's driver, said the policemen forcibly dragged him out of the car and took the ETV chairman away.