Nusrat Video

Former Sonagazi OC yet to be arrested

Staff Correspondent

16 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Law enforcers are yet to arrest former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain.

Police said they are looking for the ex-OC who has been sued for spreading a video on social media after recording a statement from Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi at the police station.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said police are not dilly-dallying in arresting him.

The minister was talking to reporters after addressing an exhibition of Tarunno Katha at the National Museum in the capital.  “It is being delayed due to his hiding. He would be arrested anytime,” he added.

Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Mohammad As-Sams Jaglul Hossain accepted the complaint against him and ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation to submit a report by April 30 after an investigation. 

Moazzem, who was earlier transferred from the police station for mishandling the Nusrat case, was sued under the Digital Security Act.

Nusrat, 18, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni, was set ablaze on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against madrasa principal SM Siraj-ud-Daula for sexually harassing her.

On April 10, Moazzem was transferred to the Armed Police Battalion or APBN on charges of negligence of his duty in the Nusrat case.