Case Under DSA
OC Moazzem likely to get 15 yrs in jail
If the case against former Officer-in-Charge (OC) Moazzem Hossain of Sonagazi Police Station for spreading objectionable video of Feni Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan is proven beyond doubt he will be awarded a prison term of 15 years and a fine of Tk 15 lakh.
A cyber tribunal will deliver the judgement on November 28.
The tribunal framed charges against the OC Moazzem under Section 26, 29 and 31 of Digital Security Act 2018.
The Section 26 says if any person collects other's identity, take possession of the identity, supply or use
the identity without his/her permission, he/she will be sentenced to five years in prison and pay a penalty of Tk 500,000.
The Section 29 says if any person publicizes or broadcast defamatory information in any website or in any other electronic format then he will be sentenced to a term of three years in prison and a fine of Tk 500,000.
Whereas, the Section 31 says if any person publishes or broadcast anything in any website or in any other electronic format which create hostility, hatred or adversity among people or create unrest or disorder or deteriorates or threatens to deteriorate law and order then the person will be awarded seven years imprisonment and fined Tk 500,000.
The tribunal prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim on Thursday said if all the three sections was proved against OC Moazzem he might get the highest 15 years imprisonment and fine of Tk 1500,000.
Judge Mohammad AS Shams Jaglul Hossain of Cyber Tribunal on Wednesday fixed the date of delivery of verdict on conclusion of both prosecution and defence arguments.
Defence lawyer Adv Faruk Ahmed said in his argument OC Moazzem recorded Nusrat's statement for registering a case but it was stolen without his knowledge. He termed OC Moazzem as innocent and prayed to the court to acquit him of all charges.
While, Public Prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim prayed to the court to give him the highest punishment as he claimed that he was able to prove the case.
Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni, was set on fire on April 6, allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against madrasa principal Sirajuddoula for sexually harassing her.
On October 24, a Feni court sentenced 16 people to death, in the case filed over the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi.