Govt identifying people behind fake news: Minister

Govt identifying people behind fake news: Minister

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said the government was trying to identify the people who are behind spreading fake news of a protester’s death during the quota reform movement and legal action will be taken against them.

Talking to the reporters at the secretariat Home Minister, said “We are trying to identify the perpetrators who were agitating the demonstrators by spreading fake news of a protester’s death in police firing on social media facebook.”

Case under Digital Security Act will be filed against them, he added.

Replying a quarry of journalists about Ganajagaran Mancha convener Imran H Sarkar, Asaduzzaman said “Not only Imran H Sarkar, others who were with him in spreading the news, will be identified.”

The boy whose death news was spread through the facebook, later, he himself published a post stating that ‘I’m not dead’.

Referring the agitators who were involved with the attack and vandalised the house of Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor’s house, the minister said the video footage of the incident have been scrutinized and case will be filed against the attackers.

“The Detective Branch along with other law enforcers was working to spot the attackers. They were also trying to find out whether any political leaders are involved with the attack or not”, he added.

Replying to a question about Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men, the minister said Chhatra League leaders have never been involved in any kind of violence, and miscreants are spreading misleading news about BCL.

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