Two rumour-mongers arrested in Bogura

BOGURA, The Cyber Crime Unit of Bogura today

arrested two persons for spreading rumours and engaging in antigovernment

propaganda through social media.

The arrested were identified as Masudur Rahman Titu, 48, Professor of

Sonatola Degree College and resident of Jhopgari area, and Md Benjir Ahmed,

28, IT Specialist and resident of West Chaatni village of Adamdighi Upazila

of Bogura.

Bogura Police Superindent (SP) Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan told BSS that Masudur

and Benjir had been spreading rumours that Padma Bridge would need sacrifice

of children and antigovernment propaganda in social media through fake

Facebook accounts.

The posts and videos shared in the social media from the account contained

insulting material aimed at the government and other police forces, which

went viral and was seen numerous times by thousands of people.

The law enforcement authority conducted drives in Jhopgari and Jamilnagar

areas and arrested them after finding their connection with spreading the

rumours.

They reportedly confessed about their involvement with the crime.

A case was filed with Bogura Sadar Police Station under the Digital

Security Act, 2018 and they were sent to jail by the court.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)