Ctg youth arrested for sharing ‘provocative post’ on Facebook

United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Published: 13:49, Oct 22,2019


Rabiul Alam. — UNB photo

Police arrested a youth raiding a hotel at Laldighi here on Monday night for reportedly sharing a provocative status on his Facebook wall against the Chattogram police commissioner.

The arrested was identified as Rabiul Alam, 28, son of Ahmed Hossain of village Purba Puichhari of Bashkhali upazila.

Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station, said police arrested Rabiul around 11:00pm raiding the hotel for sharing a provocative status on his Facebook ID against Chattogram police commissioner Mahbubur Rahman.

Rabiul shared the status with a picture attached to it saying, ‘The man who issued the order to fire on ‘Touhidi Janata’ during the clash in Borhanuddin upazila in Bhola.’

The arrested youth identified himself as chief coordinator of Chattogram Dakkhin Jatiya Cyber Party. He shared rumours against the commissioner to destabilise the situation, the OC added.

A case was filed against him under the Cyber Security Act.

Four people were killed and about 200 others injured in a clash between police and demonstrating locals in Borhanuddin upazila of Bhola, demanding the punishment of a youth for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on the social media.

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