Former OC of Sonagazi sued under DSA
Cyber Tribunal orders PBI to submit report by Apr 30
The Cyber Tribunal in Dhaka on Monday ordered Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit a report against former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model Police Station Moazzem Hossain.
A lawyer of Supreme Court, Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed a case under the Digital Security Act (DSA) with the Tribunal on charges of recording Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi's statement at the police station and spreading the video on the social media.
After recording his statement, Judge Ash Sams Joglul Hossain of Cyber Tribunal ordered PBI to submit a probe report by April 30.
On April 10, the OC was withdrawn following an allegation raised by Nusrat's family.
The complainant alleged that Nusrat went to Sonagazi Model Police Station for filing a case against Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa Principal Sirajuddaula on March 27 for sexually assaulting her.
The accused police officer, Moazzem, recorded a video of her statement without her consent while asking her offensive and insulting questions. The video then came into view on various social media including Facebook and YouTube. It was alleged that Moazzem deliberately had spread the video on the social media.
Moazzem, whose voice was heard in the video, had also appeared unconcerned to Nusrat's complaints and said the sexual assault incident was not a big deal. He also asked Nusrat to go home and assured her of taking steps in accordance with her written complaint.
But no action was taken against Sirajuddaula. Her family members, however, returned to the police station later that day and filed a case.
Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Sonagazi upazila of Feni, was set ablaze on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against the madrasa principal Sirajuddoula for sexually harassing her last month.
After fighting for her life for five days, Nusrat died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10. After she was set on fire, her family filed another case against eight people including Sirajuddaula on April 8. PBI is also investigating this case.
Most of the accused have already been arrested and remanded for different days, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina personally assuring that every single person involved in Nusrat's murder would be brought to book.