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Badrunnesa College teacher put on remand

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Badrunnesa College teacher put on remand

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A Dhaka court on Thursday placed Assistant Professor of Begum Badrunnessa Government Girls College Ruma Sarkar on a two-day remand in a case filed over disseminating disinformation about communal violence on Facebook.     

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Masudur Rahman passed the order after she was produced before the court with a seven-day remand plea for interrogation, said Shafiqul Islam, sub-inspector of Ramna Police Station.

He said defence lawyers Liton Kumar Saha and Subrato Biswas opposed remand plea. After the court hearing, the magistrate put her on two-day remand.

On Wednesday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained Ruma from her residence in the capital for allegedly spreading a video on Facebook stating Jatan Saha hailing from Noakhali has been hacked to death.

Colonel KM Azad, additional director general of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), said that Debdut Bhoumik from a neighbouring country first circulated the video on his Facebook ID and later another Debdas Mandal spread it through his Twitter account. Some Bangladeshis helped the duo in this regard. Ruma was held on the charges, he said.

Actually, the video contains the scene of killing of Sahinuddin at Pallabi in Dhaka on May 16, said the officer. 

Being produced before the court, she was indicted in a case with Ramna Police Station under Digital Security Act’s Section No. 25, 28 and 31 early on Thursday.

Amirul Islam, sub-inspector of the police station, said that their Warrant Officer Monir Uddin filed the case around 3:00am.

On October 15, communal forces carried out an attack on two temples at Choumuhoni under Begumganj upazila in Noakhali during the Durga Puja. Jatan Saha died during the attack.