September 24, 2022, 11:14 pm

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2021-04-06 10:12:31 BdST

Feni youth held under DSA for 'defaming' PM on Facebook

A Feni youth was handed over to police Monday and was arrested under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for "defaming" Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a Facebook post.

Nurul Afsar, 26, is from Feni's Amirabad union and works as a bank office assistant in Janata Bank.

Feni upazila Secha Sebok League President Faruk Hossain took him to the police at 8 pm for "defaming and tarnishing the image of the head of government."

"On March 26, a Facebook page called 'AJ Limon Juktorajjo BNP' made an 'offensive' post about the prime ministers of Bangladesh and India. The accused wrote defamatory words about the prime ministers while commenting on that post," he said.

As Faruk came across the post, he handed over Afsar to Sonagazi Model Police Station and also filed a case against him under the Digital Security Act in connection with the incident, Sajedul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Model Police Station, confirmed. 

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