All escape routes cut off but OC Moazzem still at large
Published : Saturday, 15 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 673
Police are yet to arrest former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain, who has been accused of violating the Cyber Security Law by spreading the video of madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi's statement on
Facebook before she was attacked.
Moazzam called Nusrat to the police station and recorded her statement after she filed a complaint of sexual assault against her madrasa principal in March.
The video of Nusrat's statement went viral on social media after the perpetrators set Nusrat on fire. The girl later succumbed to her burn injuries at the Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical Hospital.
On April 15, Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed a case with the Cyber Tribunal under the Digital Security Act against OC Moazzam for spreading the video. The Tribunal issued an arrest warrant against Moazzam on May 27.
Inspector Kamal Hossain of Feni's Sonagazi Police Station, one of the suspects in Nusrat Murder is yet to be arrested.
According to the allegation brought against him, Kamal, while aiding Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain, filed a case over Nusrat's death excluding the prime accused, Siraj-ud-daula, who was the principal of Nusrat's madrasa, by forging her brother Mahmudul Hasan's signature. Instead, he filed the case accusing four masked men and several other unknown associates.
After the matter gained media attention, Kamal took charge of the investigation and registered the case filed by Nusrat's family members.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary had recently directed all police officials concerned to take legal action against former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain. The authorities are 'trying their best' to arrest former OC of Feni's Sonagazi Police Station Moazzam Hossain, said Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader.
"He'll be arrested soon and we'll take action against him," Quader told reporters at the Secretariat on Monday.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said all escape routes have been cut off. "Former Sonagazi Police Station in-charge Moazzem Hossain can't escape. He'll be arrested soon," Khan said.