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RU student held for defaming PM on social media

  • Published at 01:46 pm August 7th, 2018
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Police say a case was filed against the student under section 57 of the ICT Act

Police have arrested a Rajshahi University (RU) student for allegedly defaming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on social media.

The arrestee, Mahbub Alam, is a fourth-year student of geology and mining department and son of Altab Hossain of Kathalpara village under Poba upazila in Rajshahi, reports UNB.

Mahbub was arrested from his house around 10pm on Monday for writing a post on Facebook demeaning the prime minister, Paba police station’s Officer-in-Charge (OC) SM Masud Parvez said.

The case was filed under Section 57 of the ICT Act, the OC added.