A Khulna court yesterday sent a journalist arrested under the Digital Security Act to jail.
Abu Tayeb, Khulna correspondent of NTV and daily Loksamaj, was arrested from his home in the city's Mujgunni area on Tuesday night.
He was held after Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque filed a case under the DSA with Khulna Sadar Police Station, said Ashraful Alam, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Tayeb was produced before the court around 10:00am yesterday and the court sent him to jail, the OC added.
The mayor accused Tayeb of mentioning him in a derogatory Facebook post, said the police officer, quoting the case statement.
Akhter Jahan Ruku, lawyer for Tayeb, told The Daily Star that a metropolitan magistrate court sent him to jail.
A hearing will be held today.