Dhaka Court orders arrest of ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain
01:13 PM, May 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:07 PM, May 27, 2019

Court orders arrest of Sonagazi ex-OC

Court has ordered arrest of former Sonagazi Police Station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain on charges of recording a sex assault victim and releasing the video on social media.

Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Ash Shams Joglul Hossain issued the arrest warrant after Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) submitted a police report confirming Moazzem’s involvement.

Further hearing on this case will be held on June 17.

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On April 15, Syed Sayedul Haque Suman, a lawyer of the Supreme Court, sued Moazzem under the Digital Security Act in connection with recording the footage without Nusrat’s consent and spreading it on social media.

PBI, the agency currently investigating the incident, has found proof of Moazzem Hossain’s involvement in it. Moazzem recorded the video himself, later passed it on to someone.

Video footage shows that Moazzem was asking Nusrat multiple “insulting and objectionable” questions one after another.

On April 10, Moazzem was withdrawn as Nusrat’s family alleged that he was not cooperating with them. On May 8, Moazzem was suspended over negligence of duty and attached to the office of DIG (Rangpur range).

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 madrasa principal Siraj Ud Doula for sexually harassing her on March 27.

Nusrat died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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