Jatio Arthonitee editor Kibria arrested under Digital Security Act

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:46, Jan 06,2020


Police arrested the Dainik Jatio Arthonitee editor MG Kibria Chowdhury from his newspaper office at Naya Paltan in Dhaka Sunday evening in a case lodged with Sonaimuri police station in Noakhali under controversial Digital Security Act.

Kibria is the convener of Bangladesh Sangbadpatra Parishad and was also a member on the Ninth Wage Board for journalists.

‘A team of police from our police station arrested Kibria Chowdhury with the help of a team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police at his office at Naya Paltan at about 8:00pm,’ Sonaimuri police station officer-in-charge Md Abdus Samad told New Age.

He said that Noakhali district Awami League vice-president Md Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik lodged the case on December 11, 2019 against two including MG Kibria Chowdhury for publishing a report in both online and print versions of Dainik Jatio Arthonitee branding him a Jamaat-Shibir activist and saying that he made one thousand crore taka.

Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik, also the chairman of board of directors of Toma Group, in his case, had alleged that the report with false and fabricated information had destroyed his image, honour and dignity.

Paltan police station officer-in-charge Abu Bakar Siddique told New Age that a team of police from his police station helped the team of Sonaimuri police to arrest Kibria.

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