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Meherpur journalist arrested under Digital Security Act

  • Published at 04:50 pm May 22nd, 2021
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Sabuj Hossain, nephew of former Gangni-2 constituency MP and Awami League Meherpur unit leader Makbul Hossain, filed the case

A Meherpur-based journalist has been arrested under the Digital Security Act on Saturday for writing a report about a former ruling party MP.

Al Amin Hossain, the Meherpur district correspondent of Daily Business Bangladesh, was arrested from his residence at Banshbaria in Gangni municipality area of the district on Saturday, police said.

Gangni police station Sub-Inspector Md Sumon said Sabuj Hossain, nephew of former Gangni-2 constituency MP and Awami League Meherpur unit leader Makbul Hossain, filed the case.

According to the case statement, a report published in a local newspaper on May 11 last year accused the MP of occupying someone else’s house for the last 26 years.

Sabuj filed the case against Meherpur Protidin Publisher MAS Emon, Editor Yeadul Momin and then-Joint Editor Al Amin under the Digital Security Act.

Emon is a member of the Awami League central sub-committee.

All of the accused had secured bail from a subordinate court. Recently, the court ordered their arrest after police submitted the investigation report.