Man held for spreading ‘anti-Islam’ messages on Facebook

BANGLADESH

Members of Counter Terrorism (CT) unit of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) arrested a man for spreading messages on Facebook “demeaning Islam and the Prophet”.

Police identified the arrested as Md Saifuddin (41). He was sent to jail in this connection after being produced before a court in Chattogram.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for Operation of CT Asif Mohiuddin said members of the cybercrime unit were investigating a case lodged with Panchlaish Police Station on November 19 over an inflammatory post on a Facebook page and got some clues pointing to Saifuddin.

Later, he was arrested from the city’s GEC area in this connection, he added.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Shapan Kumar Sarker of CT said Borhan Uddin Md Emran, education and human resources affairs secretary of South District Awami League of Chattogram lodged a case saying that miscreants opened a Facebook page using his information and photos and were spreading hate speech on social media demeaning Islam.

“While investigating the case, police tracked down the page’s IP number and detained Saifuddin in this connection. He opened the Facebook page from his mobile phone and spread demeaning messages using Borhan photos and information,” said the SI.

Police were trying to find others involved, he added. (The Daily Star)

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