A councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation was sued under the Digital Security Act (DSA) yesterday.
Maksudul Alam Khandaker Khorshed, who gained popularity for arranging measures to perform last rites of anyone dying from Covid-19, irrespective of their religion, is the councillor of ward 13.
Sayeda Akhter alias Sayeda Shuily (40) filed the case against Khorshed and Ferdousi Akhter Rehana with Fatullah Model Police Station accusing them of spreading slanderous stories against her on Facebook live, said police.
“Shuily filed the case at 1am,” OC Kamruzzaman of the police station told our Narayanganj correspondent.
“Previously, Khorshed’s wife Afroza Khandaker filed a GD against Shuily accusing her of blackmailing the councillor to marry her… But now, Shuily said she did not blackmail Khorshed, rather, Khorshed and Rehana tarnished her image on social media,” said the OC.
Meanwhile in Satkhira, police on Sunday arrested a lawyer in a case filed under DSA, reports our local correspondent. The accused, M Sha Alam, is former president of the district’s bar association.
On May 12, Liakat Ali, an apprentice lawyer, filed the case against Sha Alam and four other lawyers.
According to the case statement, the accused assaulted Liakat and forced him to pose for a photo with a placard that said he was a fake lawyer on October 6 last year.
Later, they spread the photo through Facebook, it added.