Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

JU student jailed for 'derogatory' comments about Bangabandhu, PM

A special court sentenced a student of Jahangirnagar University (JU) to seven-year rigorous imprisonment in a case for making 'derogatory' comments about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.

Judge Jaglul Hossain of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal pronounced the judgment in presence of the convict Shamsul Alam Babu and sent him to jail with conviction warrant.

The case was lodged under the Information and Communication Technology Act against Babu with Ashulia Police Station on August 5, 2015. Police on April 26, 2016, filed charge-sheet in the case and the tribunal on July 21, 2016, framed charges against him.

The cyber tribunal today came up with its judgment after examining nine witnesses on different hearing dates.