JU student jailed for ‘derogatory’ comments about Bangabandhu, PM...

JU student jailed for ‘derogatory’ comments about Bangabandhu, PM

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:32 PM, 6 June 2022  

Shamsul Alam Babu

Shamsul Alam Babu

A special court today sentenced a student of Jahangirnagar University (JU) to seven-year rigorous imprisonment in a case for making “derogatory” comments about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.

Judge Jaglul Hossain of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal pronounced the judgment in presence of the convict Shamsul Alam Babu and sent him to jail with a conviction warrant.

The case was lodged under the Information and Communication Technology Act against Babu with Ashulia Police Station on August 5, 2015. Police, on April 26, 2016, filed a chargesheet in the case and the tribunal on July 21, 2016, framed charges against him.

The cyber tribunal on Monday came up with its judgment after examining nine witnesses on different hearing dates.