Two cases were filed against Baul singer Rita Dewan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through making derogatory comments on Allah in a music programme.
Md Imrul Hasan, a member of Dhaka Lawyers’ Association, filed a case with the cyber tribunal while another case was filed with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court by actor and director Russel.
The judges of two courts directed the Police Bureau of Investigation to investigate into the matter.
According to the case statement, Rita made derogatory comments on Allah at a music programme at village Dholartengor in Kalihati of Tangail that went viral on social media.
Earlier, on January 11, police arrested another Baul singer Shariat Sarkar from Bhaluka in Mymensingh for making anti-Islamic comment during a concert in Dhamrai of Dhaka on December 24 last.
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