Ex-Sonagazi OC sued in Digital Security Act case

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:34, Apr 15, 2019 | Updated : 18:59, Apr 15, 2019

Former OC of Feni’s Sonagazi police Moazzem Hossain.

A court in Dhaka has cleared a case against now withdrawn OC of Feni’s Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain under the Digital Security Act.
Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Ashsams Joglul Hossain accepted the case on Monday (Apr 15) after hearing the complaint lodged earlier in the day by a Supreme Court.
Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the case accusing the Songazi police chief of dillydallying in taking the case of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi and recording her video.
The court instructed the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to probe the case and submit a report by Apr 30.
According to case details, Nusrat went to Sonagazi police station to file a case against Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa Principal Sirajuddaula on Mar 27 for sexually assaulting her the day before.
Moazzem recorded a video of the victim’s statement without her consent while asking her offensive and insulting questions. The video then emerged on various social media platforms, including Facebook and YouTube. It was alleged that Moazzem had spread the video on social media.
Moazzem, whose voice was heard in the video, had also appeared unconcerned to Nusrat’s complaints and said the sexual assault incident was nothing major. He also asked Nusrat to go home and assured her of taking steps in accordance with her written complaint.
But no action was taken against Sirajuddaula. Her family members, however, returned to the police station later that day and filed a case.
On Apr 10, the OC was withdrawn as Nusrat family's alleged that they were not getting proper cooperation from him.
Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa in, was set ablaze on Apr 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw sexual abuse charges against principal Siraj Ud Doula.
After battling critical burn injuries for five days, the 18-year-old died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Apr 10.
Most of the suspects are now behind the bars with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina personally assuring that every single person involved in Nusrat’s murder would be brought to book.

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