Sonagazi’s ex-OC Moazzem taken to court
Former Sonagazi Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Moazzem Hossain, who was arrested yesterday on charges of recording a rape victim and releasing the video on social media, has been taken to a Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal on Monday.
Earlier in the morning, Dhaka police have handed over Moazzem Hossain to Feni’s Sonagazi Police Station. Then, Mahbubur Rahman, Inspector of Shahbagh Police Station said that he will be presented before Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal this noon.
Police arrested Moazzem from the capital's Shahbagh area on Sunday.
Earlier on May 27, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against the Moazzem on charges of recording a rape victim and releasing the video on social media after Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) submitted a police report confirming his involvement with the charges.
Supreme Court Lawyer Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon filed the case on April 15 under section 26, 29 and 31 of the act for spreading a video on social media on Nusrat’s statement at the police station.
According to the case statement, the OC called Nusrat to the police station on March 27 after she filed a case against Maulana SirajUd Doula, principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, for sexually harassing her.
During interrogation at the police station, he asked her offensive and unpleasant questions over the incident. Later, the OC spread the video on social media.
On April 6, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagaziupazila of Feni district.
She lost her battle for life on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
A case was filed accusing eight identified people, including madrasa principal Sirajuddoula, lecturer of English Absar Uddin, Feni municipality councilor Maksudul Alam Maksud, and four unidentified ones.
Later, the case was transferred to PBI (Police Bureau of Investigation).