Arrest warrant issued against OC Moazzem ...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 January 2021

Arrest warrant issued against OC Moazzem 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:52 PM, 27 May 2019   Updated: 06:28 PM, 27 May 2019

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The court has issued an arrest warrant against Sonagazi former OC Moazzem Hossain in a case filed under Digital Security Act. 

The case was filed against OC Moazzem on charges of taking a video of the interrogation of sexually assaulting victim Feni Sonagazi Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi and spreading it to social media.  

On Monday, chargesheet of a case filed by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) against Moazzem Hossain was submitted. 

On the other hand, the plaintiff of the case, Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon applied for an arrest warrant against him. Later, Lawyer Aslam Jaglul Hossain, judge of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal issued the arrest warrant against the OC Moazzem. 

During this, PBI Senior Assistant Police Superintendent Rima Sultana submitted the report at 12:15 pm. Shamim Ahmed, the tribunal’s presenter, took the report. 

“A report of 123 pages has been submitted against Moazzem Hossain. Of these, the original report is 13 pages,” told Rima Sultana adding, “The remaining 110 pages are accessories description. In the report, the allegations made against OC Moazzem have proven,”   

On April 15, Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed a case against OC Moazzem Hossain- withdrawn from Sonagazi Police Station, for allegedly making objectionable questions and spreading the video after Sonargaiah Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi complained.

After accepting the appeal, the cyber tribunal judge Aslam Jaglul Hossain has ordered PBI for conducting an investigation.

According to the allegations, the former Sonagazi OC summoned Nusrat as she filed a case against Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa principal Siraj Ud Doula.  

The police officer started quizzing her about the incident and recorded the whole incident in the absence of any lawyer or female police. In the video, it was heard scolding her and asking Nusrat objectionable questions. Later, Moazzem posted the video on different social media sites.

At one stage, OC Moazzem Hossain also made a mockery of that victim. What OC Moazzem Hossain has done is a criminal offense punishable under the Digital Security Act 2018, according to the case details. 

A case was filed against OC Moazzem Hossain under section 26, 29 and 31 of Digital Security Act. Along with this, the petitioner issued an arrest warrant against the accused.

A complaint was filed against principal Siraj Ud-Daula on charges of sexual assaulting madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi. Nusrat’s mother Shirin Akhter filed a case with Sonagazi Police Station on March 27. Then the police arrested the principal. After the incident, he is in jail. 

On April 6, a group of masked youths, reported to be principal’s stooge, took Nusrat to the rooftop and set her on fire in their bid to kill her. 

Five days later, on April 10, Nusrat died in the Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Nusrat’s brother filed a case against Madarasa principal Siraj Ud-Daula in this incident.