Govt seeks data from Facebook on Bhola incident

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 21:24, Oct 21, 2019 | Updated : 21:25, Oct 21, 2019

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at a media call at National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday (Oct 18). Focus Bangla/File PhotoHome Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said investigations were underway to expose to punitive actions against the culprits who unleashed violence in Bhola using the Facebook and expected to identify them in next three days obtaining data from the authorities of the social media.
“We’ll get information from the Facebook authority within next two or three days and the information will help identify the culprits behind the incident in Bhola,” he told journalists at his office in Dhaka on Monday (Oct 21), reports BSS.
The minister urged the countrymen to have patience and wait for two or three days, as the law enforcement agencies had already filed case and arrested Facebook user and the alleged hacker to this end.
“We’ll take stern action against those who will be found guilty after investigation into the matter,” he said.
Kamal added: “Police arrested two people with alleged links to the hacking and Facebook account user.”
The minister said that soon after the incident, he contacted Superintendent of Police (SP) in Bhola and talked about the situation.
The local SP said that a rally was staged in this regard and later two or three hundred people swooped on police after the rally.
Kamal said a section of people are out to create unstable situation in the country by spreading propaganda.
Earlier on Sunday, violence erupted in Bhola killing four people and wounding around hundred others centering a screenshot from a Facebook account user Biplob Chandra Shuvo (actual name is Biplop Chandra Baidya).
Biplob Chandra Baidya claimed that his account was used by a hacker to spread profanity-laced comments, according to Superintendent of Police of Bhola Sarker Mohammad Kaiser.