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Ex-Ducsu VP Nur accused in 3 DSA cases in 2 days

  • Published at 08:31 pm April 19th, 2021
Nurul Haque Nur
File photo of Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur Dhaka Tribune

Nur has already apologized for his offensive comments

Former Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) vice president Nurul Haque Nur was on Sunday named an accused in two cases filed under the Digital Security Act over hurting religious sentiments.

On Monday, another DSA case was filed against Nur over the same incident.

According to the case statements, Nur hurt the religious sentiments of Awami League supporters with his offensive comments during a Facebook Live stream in the afternoon on April 14.

During the stream, Nur said: “No Muslims can support the Awami League… only extortionists, cheaters, drug dealers and greedy people support the ruling party.

“They [Awami League] are not Muslims. They do not have any faith. Please ask if any of them pray five times a day. Those who support the Awami League are fake Muslims,” he said, as quoted in the case statements

Following the filing of the cases, Nur in another Facebook Live stream on Monday issued a public apology to anyone offended by his earlier comments. 

The first case was filed with Shahbagh police station by Eleyas Hossain, a 32-year-old singer. The plaintiff told Dhaka Tribune he was a supporter of the Awami League.

Shahbagh police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abu Bakar Siddique confirmed that the case had been filed under the Digital Security Act.

The second case was filed with Paltan police station on similar charges by Ashraful Islam Shojib, a member of the Awami League’s central committee, Paltan police station OC Md Mamunur Rashid said.

On Monday, the third case was filed against Nur with Sylhet Kotwali Model police station by Kishore Jahan Sourav, a former member of the  Sylhet Metropolitan unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League.

Nur is the only accused in the cases filed with Shahbagh and Sylhet Kotwali Model police stations, while the Paltan police station case includes one other unnamed accused.

In his video on Monday, Nur claimed the cases filed against him were a part of conspiracy. 

"These cases filed against me are politically motivated," he said.