A case has been filed against a private college principal in Kurigram’s Ulipur upazila under Section 57 of Information and Communication Technology Act for making inappropriate remarks about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on his Facebook post.
Ulipr police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdullah Al Sayeed confirmed the matter. He said the principal of Thetrai AJ College, Mahbubur Rahman, posted a status on his Facebook profile on Monday which included "offensive and indecent statements" about the prime minister.
Later, municipal Awami League's General Secretary Abu Sayeed Sharkar filed a case against Mahbubur with Ulipr police station.
“Currently, Mahbubur is on the run. We are trying to arrest him,” the OC added.
Abu Sayeed Sharkar said the government has nationalised a school and a college from each upazila, and enlisted them in the Monthly Payment Order (MPO).
As Mahbubur’s college was not nationalised and enlisted in the MPO, he was disappointed and posted the defaming status calling up on the remaining non-MPO and non-nationalised schools and colleges to agree with his status, Abu Sayeed added.
He further said: “Later, when I spoke to Mahbubur regarding the matter, he accepted his fault and removed the post within 16 hours. However, the post was already shared on social media, and gained attention of the local Awami League leaders who were enraged by it. So, later, I had to file a case against Mahbubur."
While talking to the Dhaka Tribune over phone, Mahbubur said: "My Facebook account has been hacked by members of a local primary school governing body before the governing body election. They conspired against me and posted the status. I did not do it."
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