Police yesterday sued four youths, including two leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra Federation, under section 57 of the ICT Act for their activities on the social media.
The four are Maruf Hossain, 23, joint secretary and Aziur Rahman, 20, political study affairs secretary of Chhatra Federation's city unit, Imdadul Haque Anik, 24, final year student of applied physics at Chittagong University, and Abdullah Al Shahed, 20. They were detained in front of Chittagong Press Club in the morning.
“The four were sued under section 57 of the ICT Act as they were instigating students through social media for movement to destroy the image of the government,” said Officer-in-Charge Mohammed Mohsin of Kotwali police.
“Apart from that, five other youths were sent to the court after showing them detained under section 80 of the Metropolitan Act,” the OC added.
Earlier, the police foiled a protest rally in front of Chittagong Press Club that was organised by a group of youths through social media demanding safe roads and protesting attacks on students. The nine youths including the two Chhatra Federation leaders were detained on the spot.