Nawshaba on fresh remand
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court, Dhaka, on Friday placed actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed on a two-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act for spreading rumour of death in the facebook live during students' agitation demanding safe roads recently.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Amirul Haider Choudhury passed the order as Inspector Rafiqul Islam of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of police, also the Investigation officer (IO) of the case, produced the actress before the CMM Court, seeking a ten-day fresh remand.
The IO in his forwarding report said the actress, Nawshaba, appeared live in facebook on August 4 around 4:00pm and in an emotion choked voice said that attackers killed four students and gouged out the eyes of another atn Jigatola. Following her confession in the police custody, the IO recovered the mobile from which she spreaded the false and instigating comments from a house at Uttara. The IO said she should be quizzed more for nabbing the other accused who involved in the criminal acts.
On the other hand, her lawyer Advocate Kawser Ahmed and Advocate Shyamol Kanti Sarker termed her innocent as she emotionally post the comment as one of her acquainted people came to her and creating her emotion by giving her death news. Besides this, she was on the street for demanding trial of war criminals. She had a tremendous role for nurturing children. The lawyer prayed for o cancelling the remand prayer.
The General Recording Officer (GRO) of Uttara division, Sub Inspector Shawkat Akbar pleaded before the court to grant the remand. The court rejected Nawshaba's bail petition. Earlier, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained actress Nawshaba from Uttara in the capital on Saturday night over spreading rumours in facebook over attack on protesting students. In her facebook live, the actress requested people to get united, take to the streets to 'protect' the students as they were attacked by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists.
The students who were managing the traffic at Jigatala intersection and Mirpur in the city came under attack on Saturday afternoon. A group of 25 to 30 youths, said to be BCL activists, swooped on the students with sticks in front of the BGB Jigatala gate around 2:00pm, leaving some of them injured.
Later, a chase and counter-chase took place between the two groups several times.Finally, members of Border Guard Bangladesh came out of the Pilkhana Headquarters and brought the situation under control. Earlier, Md Amirul Islam, DAD of Rapid Action Battalion-1 Crime Prevention Company-2, filed a case against her under section 57(2) of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed, mostly famous for her role in Bangladesh's first ever blockbuster cop thriller 'Dhaka Attack', was later handed over to Uttara West Police Station on Sunday.