Kushtia youth sent to jail under DSA for criticising PM, claiming 'govt involved in E-orange'
A Kushtia court has sent a youth to jail in a case filed under Digital Security Act for allegedly criticising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on social media.
The accused, Tipu Sultan Ibrahim (23), of Kushtia Sadar upazila and a student of a private polytechnic college, went on Facebook live early Tuesday and talked about online business E-orange, said Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kushtia Model Police Sabbirul Alam.
"During the live session, he alleged that the government is involved with the business and mentioned the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as its patron and spoke harshly about her," the OC said.
Following the live video, Ejazul Hakim of the same area filed a case against Tipu with the police station under the Digital Security Act yesterday afternoon.
The plaintiff in the case statement mentioned that the activities of the youth caused agitation among people in the area. The incident could deteriorate the law and order situation in the area, he feared.
"Everyone was hurt when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was insulted by the man," the OC quoted the case statement as reading.
A police team conducted a raid in the area and arrested the youth around 9:30 last night.
The OC said the accused was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate's court in Kushtia the same night and the court sent to him to jail.