Cops warn against circulating militant content online
Requesting all to refrain from uploading, sharing any kind of content in favour of militant activity over social media, police today said they will take strict action against it.
Uploading, sharing, liking and commenting on any video, photo and news over online favouring Islamic State or militancy are punishable offences under the law, AKM Shahidur Rahman, DIG (media and planning) of Bangladesh Police, said in a statement.
Strict action will be taken against violators under the existing law.
The police statement came in the backdrop of a video where three Bangla-speaking men are seen commending Gulshan cafe attackers and threatening more attacks in Bangladesh for establishing the rule of Shariah.
The video was released by SITE Intelligence Group last night, believed to be recorded in the Syrian city of Raqqah a day after the Gulshan cafe attack.
They could not be identified immediately.
One of the suspected militants spoke about their so-called jihad in Bangladesh and threatened to repeat what happened on July 1.
Two other speakers, one was covering his face, also called for jihad in the country for establishing the Shariah law.
The video is the latest since gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan Friday night, killing 22 persons, including 17 foreigners.