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Journalist held under DSA in Bogura

Bogura district correspondent of the daily Banijya Pratidin, Aktaruzzaman has been sent to jail under Digital Security Act (DSA).

Bogura Detective Branch police (DB) arrested him from his home at around 3 am on Sunday.

He was arrested and sent to jail for allegedly posting a status on Facebook about Bogura Sadar Family Planning Officer Dr. Samir Hossain Mishu.

Rafiqul Islam, the father of the journalist said, “At 3 am, 12 DB policemen and Dr. Samir Hossain Mishu came to my house and took away my son. They did not say what the allegations were.” “I made many requests but they did not release my son,” he added.

Sadar Police Station OC Mohammad Selim Reza said Shamima Akhter, a clerk at the Sadar Upazila Family Planning Office, filed a case against the journalist under DSA.

Akhtaruzzaman was sent to jail through the court on Sunday afternoon, he said.

Bogura Union of Journalists president Mirza Selim Reza and general secretary Ganesh Das, issued a statement strongly condemning and protesting the arrest of journalist Akhtaruzzaman and demanding his immediate release.

Source: United News of Bangladesh