Detective Branch (DB) of police has been tasked with the investigation into a case filed against Prothom Alo senior correspondent Rozina Islam under the Bangladesh Penal Code and the Official Secrets Act.
“DB of Ramna Division is now investigating the case as the case document was handed over to them on Wednesday morning,” said Sajjadur Rahman, deputy commissioner (DC) of the division.A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Rozina Islam to jail, rejecting five-day remand petition in the case. She is now in central jail in Kashimpur.
The bail hearing for the arrested journalist will be held virtually today. Various organisations, including national and international human rights bodies, journalists’ organisations and political parties, condemned the incident.