Defaming PM: BNP man sent to jail in DSA case
A Faridpur court yesterday sent a BNP activist to jail under the Digital Security Act for sharing an alleged derogatory Facebook post on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The arrestee is AKM Ujjal Hossain, 40, of Baraipara village of Alfadanga upazila in Faridpur, said police.
Ujjal is a member of Alfadanga upazila unit of BNP, said local BNP leaders.
Md Sohel Chowdhury Ahad, acting president of Alfadanga Sadar Union unit of Awami League, filed a general daily with Alfadanga Police Station on July 14 over the post.
Confirming the matter, Abu Taher, officer-in-charge of the police station, said, "After the GD was filed, we sought permission from the court to investigate the matter."
The court issued an arrest warrant on August 18 in this regard. Police arrested and produced Ujjal before the court yesterday, which sent him to jail, he added.