Tribunal orders CID to probe DSA case filed by Samia Rahman

A Cyber Crimes Tribunal of Dhaka has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police to investigate a case filed under Digital Security Act by Dhaka University teacher Samia Rahman today.

The tribunal of Judge Mohammad Ash Sams Joglul Hossain passed the order.

The bench assistant of the tribunal Shamim Al Mamun, confirmed the matter to UNB.

CID must submit a probe report before it by May 20, according to the order.

Samia Rahman, a teacher of Mass Communication and Journalism Department at Dhaka University (DU), had filed a case against a foreign national- Alex Martin- for bringing allegation of plagiarism against her on Wednesday.

She alleged that the accused brought the fake allegation of plagiarism against her through using fake e-mail ID.

Samia said that the accused committed offence under the Digital Security Act through spreading false and fabricated information intentionally.

Earlier on January 28, DU demoted 3 of its teachers including Samia Rahman on grounds of plagiarism.

On March 1, Samia alleged that she had been a victim of dirty teachers’ politics through a press briefing.

She also claimed that when she contacted Editor of Chicago Journal Craig Walker, he informed her that there is no one at the journal by the name Alex Martin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh