Sonagazi ex-OC Moazzem arrested | The Daily Star
03:51 PM, June 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:30 PM, June 16, 2019

Sonagazi ex-OC Moazzem arrested

Former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain was arrested from near High Court in the capital today.

A police team arrested Moazzem from the area around 3:30pm, Maruf Hossain Sardar, deputy commissioner of DMP (Ramna division), told The Daily Star.

The arrest was made 20 days after a tribunal on May 27 issued arrest warrant against him in a case filed under Digital Security Act.

On April 15, the case was filed by Supreme Court lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque allegedly for recording the statement of Nusrat, a victim of sexual harassment, on camera without her consent and circulating the clip on social media.

According to the probe report, the former OC himself had recorded the video on camera and later passed the footage to someone else.

The footage show that Moazzem was asking Nusrat “insulting” questions.

Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni’s Sonagazi upazila, was set ablaze on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against the madrasa Principal Siraj Ud Doula for sexually harassing her on March 27.

She died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.

On the same day, the OC was withdrawn as Nusrat’s family alleged that he was not cooperating with them.

The police official was suspended on May 8 over negligence of duty and attached to the office of DIG (Rangpur range).


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