Police, Rab arrest 6 from capital for Facebook posts

Police, Rab arrest 6 from capital for Facebook posts

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Dhaka, Aug 8 – Law enforcers on Wednesday have arrested six more people from the capital because of their alleged connection in spreading the rumour in social media during the student-led protest for a safer road. Three of them were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and three by the police.
A team of RAB yesterday conducted a drive in Dhanmondi area and arrested Akhtaruzzaman Tony, 22, Asadullah Al Galib, 22, and Munim Sarkar, 23, from near the Abahani field.
Police meanwhile arrested three others—Tauhidul Islam Tushar, 24, Mohammad Waliullah, 28, and Ehsan Uddin Ejaz, 18—from different areas of the capital from 8:00 pm to midnight yesterday, said Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner, Media and Public Relation
They were shown arrested under the ICT act case at Ramna Police Station, said Masudur Rahman. The law enforcers have also confiscated their laptop, mobile phone, memory chip card.
Najmul Ahsan, the additional deputy commissioner of Cyber Crime Division, said that the arrestees are online activists,
They were trying to create unrest by sharing provocative posts and contents on Facebook, he said, adding that the department would continue drives against those spreading rumours.
Among them Touhidul Islam Tushar and Mohammad Ehsan Uddin gave 4 days remand and Md. Waliullah was given five days remand in the court.
So far 39 persons were arrested in 35 cases filed with 18 police stations. Of the arrestees, five under ICT case and others were arrested for vandalism and violence.
Earlier, on August 5, actress Kazi Noushaba Ahmed case filed in Uttara West police station, Mahbubur Rahman Arman and Alamgir Hossain and Saidul Islam, case filed in Ramna Police Station. In another case Shahidaul Alam in Ramna Police station and Shaheed Akter in Rupnagar Police Station case.
Masudur Rahman said many of the arrested people are in jail; some of them are on remand. The campaign is continuing. Attempts are being made to arrest those involved in spreading rumours.
Earlier, on July 29 after the death of two college students of SRCC in a tragic road accident, the students of the school-college staged the protest for the safer road. In their movement, there were incidents of violence after accepting their demand by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Meanwhile, on Saturday the rumours spread on social media that four students were killed and four female students was raped in Awami League president’s political office at Dhanmondi that went viral.
Based on this rumours student got more violent and attacked Awami League president’s political office and that made huge violence for the next two days. Students clashed with Awami League office and clashed with a group of youth wearing helmets. There were over fifty injured.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader later said that a group of miscreants attacked their party office as per plan using the shield as a student.
After accepting the Demands of the students’ but they did not leave the street, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in a program on Sunday that the ‘third parties’ were taken to get the opportunity for the student movement. – Staff Reporter

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