Moazzem produces before Cyber Crime Tribunal

Dhaka, Monday   17 June 2019

Moazzem produces before Cyber Crime Tribunal

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:09 PM, 17 June 2019  



Moazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station in Feni, who was arrested for illegally recording a rape victim, was produced before Bangladesh Cyber Crime Tribunal on Monday noon.  

Earlier, Dhaka police handed him over to Feni police this morning. Later, he was produced at the Cyber Crime Tribunal. 

Shahbagh Thana police arrested Moazzem from the High Court area in the capital around 3:30 pm on Sunday, 20 days after a tribunal issued an arrest warrant against him in a case filed under Digital Security Act.

Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi went to Sonagazi Model Police Station to file a case against Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa Principal Sirajuddaula, on March 27, for sexually assaulting her.

But then OC Moazzem recorded a video of her statement without her consent, asking her offensive and insulting questions. The video then surfaced on various social media platforms, allegedly uploaded by Moazzem.

Supreme Court lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on May 15. A tribunal issued an arrest warrant against him on May 27, after a police investigation found him guilty.

Nusrat, an Alim examinee, was set on fire by Sirajuddaula’s followers on April 6 for refusing to withdraw a rape attempt case her family had filed against him. She died from injuries four days later at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.