OC Moazzem arrested

Published: 16 Jun 2019 | Updated: 16 Jun 2019   

Samakal Correspondent

Moazzem Hossain- file photo

Police arrested former Sonagazi Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Moazzem Hossain from the capital's Shahbagh area on Sunday.  

Maruf Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of DMP (Ramna division), confirmed the information. 

Earlier on May 27, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against 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). 


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