Sonagazi’s ex-OC Moazzem sent to jail, charge framing hearing June 30
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 sent to jail.
Judge As-Shams Jaglul Hossain of the Bangladesh Cyber Crime Tribunal passed the order on Monday after rejecting his bail petition.
The court also fixed June 30 for the charge framing hearing in the case.
Police arrested the former Sonagazi Police Station OC from the capital's Shahbagh area on Sunday while Dhaka police handed over Moazzem to Feni’s Sonagazi Police Station this morning.
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).