Youth arrested for spreading rumour about Obaidul Qauder

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8th April, 2020 07:33:16 printer

Youth arrested for spreading rumour about Obaidul Qauder

Police arrested a young man in Khulna on Tuesday for spreading rumour on YouTube that Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader had tested positive for coronavirus.

The arrestee was identified as Ruhul Amin, 22, son of Nazrul Islam of Paschim Razoir village in Shoronkhola upazila in Bagerhat.

On Wednesday, Sheikh Moniruzzaman Mithu, assistant deputy commissioner (media) of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) said  Ruhul posted a video on his Youtube channel Tajtv claiming that the minister had tested positive for COVID-19.

Police arrested him from a house in the evening, he said.

A case was filed under the Digital Security Act at the Sadar Police Station.

 

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