Alexa Daily Sangram editor placed on 3-day remand

Dhaka, Thursday   30 January 2020


Daily Sangram editor placed on 3-day remand

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:34 PM, 14 December 2019   Updated: 05:42 PM, 14 December 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

A Dhaka court on Saturday has granted a three-day remand to Abul Asad, the editor of the Daily Sangram newspaper, who was allegedly arrested on Friday night in a lawsuit under the Digital Security Act filed with Hatirjhil police station.

The investigating officer of the case filed a five-day remand for a proper investigation of the case filed under the Digital Security Act. Following the hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mainul Islam granted a three-day remand.

Earlier, Mohammad Afzal, the 36 ward freedom fighter commander filed the case because a report was published in the newspaper where Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah who was executed for committing crimes against humanity was titled as ‘martyred’. A total of 7-8 people have been charged in the case along with the editor of Daily Sangram.

The news was published in the Daily Sangram last Thursday. On Friday evening, the newspaper office was vandalized and locked in the gate by an organization named ‘Muktijuddho Mancha’. Hatirjhil Police Station then took the custody of Abul Asad from the office.