A Dhaka court on Monday rejected the bail plea of actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed and sent her to jail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 for allegedly spreading rumours on social media during the recent student protests for safe roads.
Metropolitan magistrate Mahmuda Akhtar passed the order after her lawyer AH Imrul Qausar filed the bail petition.
Investigation officer Rafiqul Islam, an inspector of Cyber Crime Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, brought Nawshaba to court from Dhaka Medical College Hospital and sought to send her to jail.
The actress were admitted to neurosurgery ward of DMCH since August 13 after she fell ill following completion of her six-day remand in two phases. Nawshaba was arrested from Uttara on August 4 for allegedly spreading rumours on social media. According to police report, she spread the rumours to create anarchy and confuse people.
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