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DHAKA: A special tribunal yesterday sent former
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain to jail
after scrapping his plea for bail in a case lodged for recording Nusrat Jahan
Rafi’s statement on video and spreading it online.
Judge Mohammad As-Shams Jaglul Hossain of Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal
passed the order at around 2.30pm and set June 30 for framing charges in the
Moazzem, who was arrested from capital’s Shabagh area yesterday, was
produced before the court at around 2.25pm. He was brought to court lockup at
The tribunal on May 27 issued arrest warrant against the disgraced cop a
day after Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) submitted its probe report
over the incident.
Investigation officer and PBI senior ASP Rima Sultana filed the report
at Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal on May 26, stating that they have found the
allegations brought against the police official, true.
Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the case
on April 15 with Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal this afternoon under section 26,
29 and 31 of Digital Security Act (DSA).
Recording the testimony of the plaintiff, Judge Mohammad As-Shams Jaglul
Hossain of Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal asked deputy inspector general of Police
Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit probe report on April 30.
According to the allegations, the former Sonagazi OC summoned Nusrat as
she filed a case against Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa principal
Sirajuddoula for sexual harassment.
The police official in his room started quizzing her about the incident
and was recording the whole incident in absence of any lawyer or female cop.
He was seen scolding her and asking Nusrat indecent questions. Moazzem later
posted the video on different social media sites.
Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 by Sirajuddoula’s stooges and she
succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.
Nusrat had accused Sirajuddoula of harassing her sexually on March 27
while she was exposed to his extreme vengeance on April 6 as she went to the
madrasa to appear in Alim examination.
A group of masked youths, later found to be the cronies of the disgraced
principal, took Nusrat to the rooftop of the madrasa and set her on fire
after tying her with her scarf.