Didarul Bhuiyan, leader of ‘Rastrochinta’ and Minhaz Mannan Emon, Dhaka Stock Exchange director
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTCU) of police on Monday sought permission to interrogate Didarul Bhuiyan and Minhaz Mannan Emon in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for ‘anti-government posts’ on Facebook.
CTTCU filed a petition with the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Bakar Siddique and the court fixed March 10 for hearing the petition.
The court also asked the two accused- Didarul, leader of sociopolitical collective ‘Rastrochinta’ (Statecraft) and Minhaz, Dhaka Stock Exchange director, to appear before the court on March 10 during the hearing.
Sub-Inspector Absar Ahmed of CTTCU filed the petition.
Warrant Officer Md Abu Bakar Siddique of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) filed the case on May 5, 2020, under the Digital Security Act against 11 people including Minhaz Mannan Emon, Dhaka Stock Exchange director, cartoonist Kabir Kishore and writer Mushtaq Ahmed.
According to the case statement, the accused misled people by spreading rumours.
Meanwhile, on February 23, police sought a three-day remand to interrogate writer Mushtaq Ahmed, who died in police custody on February 25, and cartoonist Kabir Kishore in the case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Mohammad Jasim rejected the remand petition on Sunday.