BCB gets tough on fake Facebook ID makers

Sports Correspondent

4 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Wednesday that they have contracted with law enforcement agencies to take necessary actions against the people who opened fake Facebook accounts in the name of their president Nazmul Hassan Papon.

In the recent past, several fake Facebook accounts of Nazmul were opened in his name who are busy giving indecent posts and remarks on a regular basis causing a bad impression of Nazmul as well as the cricket board.

“It’s unfortunate,” BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters. “Our board president doesn’t have any Facebook account but we are seeing there are several accounts in his name roaming around Facebook.

“We have already spoken with the law enforcement agencies in this regard and they are expected to take steps so that it can be stopped,” he added.

“As far as we are concerned already they have identified some of them while the rest will be taken care of in due course of time,” he concluded.

In Bangladesh, cyberbullying is not just an act to be scorned upon but is an offence punishable under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act 2006. The punishment for such an offence is imprisonment and fine.

Furthermore, if the harassment amounts to criminal intimidation (threatening another with any injury to his person, reputation, property etc.) as per the Penal Code 1860, then the person may be liable to punishment as per the Penal Code 1860.