Kushtia youth sent to jail under DSA
A Kushtia court has sent a youth to jail hours after he was sued under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for making derogatory comments about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Sabbirul Alam, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Model Police Station, said Tipu Sultan Ibrahim, 23, of Kumargara on the outskirts of Kushtia town, went live on Facebook around 12:45am Wednesday and spoke on different issues.
He alleged that the government itself was involved in the establishment of e-commerce platform eorange, which has recently been facing criticisms and cases for failing to deliver products on time.
At one point, he spoke harshly about the prime minister and made derogatory comments, according to the statement of the case filed by one Ejazul Hakim of Kumargara area with the police station on Wednesday afternoon.
In the case statement, Ejazul said the activities of the accused caused deep resentment among people. The plaintiff feared that the law and order could deteriorate in the area as the youth's activities tarnished the image of the state.
Ejazul also said many shared the video on Facebook and everybody was hurt by it. The Facebook Live session also tarnished the image of the prime minister, he said.
Around 9:30pm on Wednesday, a team of Kushtia Model Police Station conducted a raid and arrested the accused from the same area.
Replying to a query from a local journalist, OC Sabbirul said the arrestee is a student of a private polytechnic college.
After his arrest, Sabbirul was produced before the chief judicial magistrate court, which sent him to jail on Wednesday night, added the OC.