Three college teachers held in Chandpur

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Three teachers of Farakkabad Degree Collage in Chandpur’s Sadar upazila were arrested on Sunday night for allegedly spreading propaganda against the education minister and some others on social media.

A team from Chandpur Model Police Station arrested them from the college in Farakkabad area, Jahid Parvez Chawdhury, additional superintendent of police (ASP) said.

The laptops and mobiles they used to spread propaganda material were seized during the raids, he added.

The teachers are Jahangir Alam, 40, Noman Siddique, 35 and ABM Anisur Rahman, 40.

The ASP said the trio were operating a Facebook page and spreading propaganda against education minister Dipu Moni, Sadar upazila UNO Kaniz Fatima, headmaster of Farakkabad High School Md Hannan Miji and some Awami League leaders.

Hannan filed a case in this regard with Chandpur Model Police Station on June 27.

The court issued an arrest warrant after Sub-Inspector Rezaul Karim brought charges against them after investigation. 

Hannan said the arrested teachers are also involved with local AL, adding that, among them, Anisur and Noman are siblings.

Principal of Farakkabad Degree College Hasan khan said, “I don’t know what charges were brought against them, but I heard that police have arrested them.”

The trio will be produced before a court today and will be shown arrested under the ICT Act, said Monasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Chandpur Model Police Station.




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