Police have arrested a youth on allegations of hurting religious sentiments under the Digital Security Act (DSA) in Moulvibazar on Friday evening.
The youth has been identified as Pritom Das, an activist of an organization called Rashtra Sanskar Andolon.
According to police, Pritom shared a quote of Pakistani writer Sadat Hasan Manto on Facebook on July 7. His post created unrest as screenshots of the post became widespread.
On August 29, a local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader shared the screenshot of Pritom’s post and asked the authorities to take action against him. On August 31, locals brought out a procession demanding the arrest of Pritom, after which he went into hiding.
Last week, Mahbub Alam Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist, filed a case against Pritom, based on which police made the arrest, said Humayun Kabir, Inspector (Investigation) of Srimangal Police Station.