Two more sued under section 57
Two persons including a journalist were sued under section 57 of ICT act on Thursday night in Pirojpur.
They are Ajmol Haque Helal, senior reporter of daily Shokaler Khobor and former vice president of Dhaka Reporters' Unity, and Nurul Amin Rasel, a local from Mathbaria upazila of the district.
They were sued over making comments on Facebook about a local lawmaker, said Bikash Chandra Dey, sub-inspector of Mathbaria Police Station.
On Thursday night, Faruk Hossain, a lecturer of Dr Rustom Ali Farazi College, founded by Pirojpur-3 constituency lawmaker Rustom Ali Farazi, filed the case with the police station.
Bikash, also the investigation officer of the case, said on Wednesday, Helal and Rasel made unpleasant comments on their Facebook accounts against Rustom Ali. So, Faruk Hossain filed the case, he said.
On Tuesday, locals brought out a procession against Rustom Ali Farazi for allegedly embezzling Tk 30 crore of the LGED without doing any development work in the constituency.
Both Helal and Rasel commented about the allegation and posted photographs of the procession on Facebook.
Contacted, Helal said the news on the procession against Rustom Ali was published in different media. “I just made a comment over the issue as a citizen of a free nation.”
“I pray for the intervention of the prime minister to scrap section 57 to save journalists and others from harassment,” he said.
The IO said they were investigating the matter.