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Action to be taken against cyber criminals abroad: Kamal

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Many people are committing cybercrimes staying abroad. Necessary action will be taken against them according to the law of the country.

Home Minister Asaduz-zaman Khan Kamal told this while briefing reporters after the inauguration of the newly constructed Juri Police Station Building at Juri Upazila of Moulvibazar district on Saturday.

The minister said, “Some people are tarnishing the image of the country by staying abroad. We are informing the governments of countries where the criminal are staying. Besides, the social media including Facebook and YouTube have been asked to cooperate in controlling cyber criminals.”

District Superintendent of Police Mohammad Zakaria presided over the meeting while Moulvibazar Sadar MP Nesar Ahmed, lawmaker reserved for women Syeda Zohra Alauddin, Moulvibazar District Deputy Commissioner Mir Nahid Ahsan and others were also present.

It is mentionable that a group of anti-liberation and anti-state elements living abroad has launched a cyber war against Bangladesh and its government.

Failing to achieve their heinous motives at home, a section of war criminals, their family members, BNP and Jamaat leaders, sacked and retired army officers, so-called journalists and pettifoggers have fled the country and they are now living in different countries.

Through abusing the social media, they are spreading rumours against the country and the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The motive of these conspirators is to destabilise the country, hinder its socioeconomic development and topple the government.

Enemies at home and abroad are united to implement their common agenda with huge investments by carrying out the cyber war.

Law enforcers have detected these cyber criminals but are unable to take action against them as they are staying abroad. However, a process to take the help of the Interpol is in progress.

Prof Zeenat Huda of the Sociology department at Dhaka University said, “Some people are spreading videos on facebook and YouTube.

Most of the videos are associated with rumours casting negative impact on the country and society. The image of the country is being tarnished internationally.”

If immediate steps are not taken, the conspirators will expand anti-state rumours affecting socioeconomic development, she observed.

Prof Zia Rahman of the Criminology department at Dhaka University said some expatriates are spreading audios and videos with fake photos and fabricated information against the country and government for financial gains.

“The state will have to take action against the rumourmongers. It should take the issue to global forum and make international consensus. Although scandalised contents are short-lived, we can’t sit idle. The state should go for counter-measures with the help of other countries” he added.