BNP’s Kushtia-4 candidate sued under Digital Security Act

18 Dec 2018, 20:50

NTV Online
Kushtia-4 constituency Mehedi Ahmed Rumi. File photo

Kushtia: A case was filed with a court here on Tuesday against BNP candidate for Kushtia-4 constituency Mehedi Ahmed Rumi and a Tanti Dal leader under the Digital Security Act over their reported audio clip instigating violence ahead of the upcoming general election, reports the UNB.

Local Awami League leader and public prosecutor of Kushtia Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Advocate Akram Hasan Dulal filed the case with Kusthia Senior Judicial Magistrate Court.

Judge M Masuduzzaman of the court took cognisance of the complaint and asked the officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station to investigate it.

Dulal said in the leaked telephonic conversations between Rumi, also BNP chairperson’s adviser and district BNP president, and local Tanti Dal leader Nur Islam, the former was heard instructing the latter to unleash violence. 

The conversations were aired in television channels DBC News and Channel 71, he said.

Meanwhile, the BNP leader alleged that the case was filed out of vengeance to keep him away from the election race.