A Dinajpur court on Saturday sent a journalist to jail in connection with a case filed under the controversial Digital Security Act (DSA).
The accused is Itekhar Ahmed Khan Babu, 40, a correspondent for the daily Delta Times, an online news portal in the district.
Golam Imtiaz Inan, general secretary of Dinajpur unit Chhatra League, filed the case with Kotwali Police Station against Babu and two other journalists.
The other accused are Jahid Hossain, 35, Dinajpur correspondent for Delta Times, and Monjurul Bari Noyon, 34, editor of news portal Dhaka Protidin.
According to the case statement, the journalists published a false and fabricated report against the BCL leader.
On April 25, police seized a truck loaded with Phensidyl, an illegal Indian cough syrup, in the district’s Ghoraghat upazila.
The journalists reported that the truck belonged to BCL leader Inan.
On information, Inan went to the police station and filed a case against them.
Babu was arrested on April 30 night. He is now facing 10 cases, including two lawsuits filed under the DSA, claimed his family members.
Azim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station in Dinajpur, said they handed Babu over to the Detective Branch of police in the district after the arrest.
Source: The Daily Star