Former president of Satkhira District Bar Association Advocate Shah Alam was arrested under the Digital Security Act (DSA) on Sunday.
Alam and four other lawyers were sued by apprentice lawyer Liakat Hossain in the morning at Satkhira Sadar Police Station.
Other accused are- Advocate Shirajul Islam, Advocate Tariq Iqbal Topu, Advocate Shahedujjaman Shahed and Advocate Fuad Habib Tito.
According to the case statement, on October 6 last year, the then president of the association Alam called Liakat to his chamber, physically assaulted him and hung a placard on his neck with the writing “I’m not a lawyer, I’m a cheat”.
Alam took photos of Liakat and posted it on his Facebook profile.
Meanwhile, On April 27, Alam was sued in another DSA case for making derogatory comments about public prosecutor Abdul Latif during a virtual hearing of a rape case on April 26.
Officer-in-Charge of Satkhira Sadar Police Station Delwar Hossain said Alam was produced before the court in the afternoon.