A Bangladesh expatriate in Brazil was arrested in Sylhet on Wednesday over his ‘abusive comments’ made on Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and prime minister Sheikh Hasina in a 2015 video posted on YouTube and mobile phone applications.
The arrested was identified as Khaled Ahmad Badsha, 51, son of Habib Ali of Hatirtila village under Beanibazar upazila in the district, the police said.
According to local people, Badsha had spread a video through Whatsapp and IMO from Brazil, which contained his ‘abusive comments’ on Mujib, Hasina and Bangladesh Police.
Police officials said that the locals were outraged when Badsha came back to the country and the police arrested him early Wednesday from his village home.
Beanibazar police officer-in-charge Shahjalal Munshi said that Badsha had admitted during police interrogation that he spread the video in 2015, which went viral.
Police sub-inspector Pinku Dev filed a case against Badsha under the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006.
‘The arrested was produced before district judicial magistrate court after showing him arrested in the case and the court ordered him to be sent to jail,’ the police officer said.
Want stories like this in your inbox?
Sign up to exclusive daily email
More Stories from Country