Police early Wednesday arrested a Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal member of Rajbari district unit in a case filed under Digital Security Act (DSA) for making insulting comment on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook recently.
The arrestee was identified as Sonia Akter Sriti, 35, member of the district unit Mohila Dal and wife of Saudi Arabia expatriate Khokan of district town. She was also founding president of Rajbari Blood Donors Club.
She was sent to jail through a Rajbari court in the DSA case on Wednesday noon, Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Rajbari Sadar police station, said, adding that they arrested her from Nazi Bari in No 3 Borodanga area on early Wednesday.
Arefin Chowdhury, member secretary of district Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, lodged an FIR against her for hurting minds of people on October 3. The FIR was turned into a DSA case on Wednesday.
According to the FIR, the plaintiff said the accused BNP activist made insulting remarks about PM Sheikh Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, from her personal Facebook account in two separate statuses on August 31 and September 28.
“In the statuses Sriti wrote Sheikh Hasina threw abusive words to their leader Khaleda Zia, also prime minister of three times, while delivering speech,” according to the statement.
“No sound word comes out of her (premier) mouth,” it said Sriti wrote in the posts.
OC Shahadat said they arrested Sriti for spreading rumours and making objectionable remarks about the premier after the FIR was filed in connection with the matter.
Ali Newaz Mahmud Khaiyam, former district BNP president and lawmaker from the sadar constituency, said Sriti was accused in a false case by people jealous of her popularity in society for voluntary works.
Condemning the incident, he demanded withdrawal of the case immediately.