Cyber Police of Detective Branch (DB) arrested a lawyer from Uttar Badda in the city on Saturday night for spreading rumour on Facebook.
The arrestee is Abu Bakar Siddique hailing from Vadughor in Brahmanbaria.
Police arrested Sidduque for spreading rumour from his Facebook profile, said Md Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (AIG-Media) of Police Headquarters.
Siddique’s post claimed that banks and NGOs have suspended collection of instalments for six months and that people are killing themselves because of the intensity of coronavirus.
A case was filed against him.
Police Headquarters urged everyone to inform police (www.facebook.com/cpccidbdpoice) if they see anyone spreading rumour.
They also gave a contact number and email address to inform police for any information in this regard- 01730336431, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier on March 30, the Police Headquarters urged people to extend cooperation instead of spreading rumours and misleading information.