Police have arrested a BNP leader named Mojibar Rahman Chowdhury (42) at Nalitabari in Sherpur. He was arrested on Tuesday (December 22nd) afternoon. He was arrested on charges of insulting the Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina in obscene language and uploading the recorded statement on Facebook.
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Mojibar Rahman Chowdhury is that the president of the Poragaon Union BNP No. 1 of Nalitabari Upazila.
According to local and police sources, Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury stood during a brief meeting at the Palashikura Janata highschool ground on the morning of the December 16 V-day program adopted by the Union BNP and spoke insultingly and indecently against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He recorded the statement on his mobile and left it on his personal Facebook timeline. The video of the speech made a storm through social media. Anger spread among the local Awami League leaders and activists. His words are so obscene that even ordinary people criticize him.
Even other union and Upazila BNP leaders objected to the present and asked Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury to withdraw it. But he didn’t withdraw his statement and dismissed the matter.
Meanwhile, local Awami League leaders informed the police. Police advised seeking recourse to the court under the Digital Security Act. At one stage, when the criticism over the difficulty became intense, the police arrested Mojibur Rahman Chowdhury from his own area Barmari around 3 pm on Tuesday (December 22) and took him to the police headquarters.
Omar Farooq, general secretary of the union BNP, said, “I left the venue that day because I had an argument with him for creating such an unsightly statement.”
Upazila BNP president Nurul Amin admitted that the statement was indecent and said that he was asked to withdraw his statement on the night of December 16 and take away it from social media. But he didn’t speak to anyone.
Confirming the matter, Officer-in-Charge of the police headquarters Bachir Ahmed Badal said necessary action was being taken against those involved in making indecent remarks about the Prime Minister.