Youth remanded in custody over threat on US ambassador on Facebook

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37am on January 02, 2018

A Dhaka court on Monday remanded a youth in police custody for interrogation allegedly for threatening US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat with death in a Facebook post.
Counter terrorism unit of police arrested 25-year-old Sujon Kumar in Natore on Sunday.
Additional deputy commissioner of cybercrime unit of police Najmul Hossain said that Sujon used to post on Facebook promoting sectarianism using different names.
He said that police filed a case on Monday against Sujon and produced him before the court seeking him in police custody for four days for interrogation.
In the case statement, the police said that Sujon gave death threat to Bernicat following a media report using the name Hasan Ruhani.
Police said that Sujon admitted that he used to post matters on Facebook using the name.