A man held for alleged social media posts on militancy

Authorities said they held a 28-year-old man from the city on multiple allegations, including posting provocative posts on social media and uploading militancy-related pictures.

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said Shohag Hossain was picked up on Friday (June 5) from Shymoli under Mohammadpur police station.

A mobile phone set was also recovered from his possession.

The man also faces allegations that he tried to spread militancy and misinterpretations of religion.

A case was filed under the Digital Security Act wth Ramna Model Police Station in regard to the allegations.

The DB produced Shohagh before a Dhaka Metropolitan magistrate court on Monday. The Magistrate granted police appeal for a 3-day fresh remand for interrogation.

Sources at the CTTC said, the Cyber Intel team of the City-Intelligence Analysis Division had been conducting online monitoring from March 1 to June 6 this year as part of regular cyber patrolling.

During the monitoring period, the Cyber Intel team detected that one Khalid Ibn Walid (Facebook Profile Link: was trying to disrupt law and order, including spreading militancy, through his facebook ID by uploading various provocative and militant pictures.

Based on the allegation, a team of the CTTC conducted a raid at Shyamoli area in the capital at around 11:00 pm on June 5 and arrested Shohagh, said Sayed Nasirullah, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of City-Intelligence Analysis Division.

The police official claimed that during the preliminary interrogation, the accused had admitted his involvement in the alleged anti-state activity.

Source: United News of Bangladesh