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Cyber criminals to be brought to justice: Anisul

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Cyber criminals to be brought to justice: Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said cyber criminals involved in spreading propaganda against Bangabandhu’s family, the government, the judiciary and the state through social media from abroad will be brought under law.

He disclosed the decision while addressing at the ‘Meet The Reporters’ arranged by Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) in the capital on Sunday.

Replying to a question on how to bring cyber criminals from abroad under law, the minister said, “Even if the crime is committed outside Bangladesh, they will be considered to have committed crimes in Bangladesh.”

“We can certainly take action under the Digital Security Act against them while we will be also able to bring them under law in the countries where they are now staying. We’re thinking of everything regarding bringing them under the law,” he added.

DRU president Mursalin Nomani presided over the event while its general secretary Moshiur Rahman Khan conducted it.

Earlier on September 24, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said at a reception hosted by the United States Awami League in New York, “Some people staying abroad criticise the country and tarnish its image.”

She also said, “We develop the country into a dignified position through our hard working. Now the goal of the section is to tarnish the country’s image.”

“Some people are terming the Awami League-led government as illegal. My question is how they get a chance to pronounce these words! They have got the chance to say this because we have built Bangladesh as ‘Digital Bangladesh.”

The premier said, “Critics of the government have taken large sums of money from BNP and Jamaat. If they are ethical and have any ideology, why do they use our digital systems?”