A court in Chattogram on Thursday showed former Superintendent of Police (SP) Babul Akhter arrested in another case filed by Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) under the Digital Security Act.
Chattogram Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Abdul Halim granted the plea in presence of Babul Akhtar.
The case was filed under the Digital Security and Special Powers Acts by Superintendent of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Naima Sultana with Khulshi police station on October 17, said CMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) Md Kamrul Hasan.
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The other accused in the case are Babul’s father Md Abdul Wadud Mia and brother Md Habibur Rahman Labu.
Earlier on September 27, PBI Chief Banaj Kumar Majumdar filed the case accusing four people including Babul Akhter on charge for making ongoing investigation on Mitu murder questionable, spreading false information and throwing abusive words.
US expatriate and Youtuber Elias Hossain along with Babul’s father and brother were made accused in this case. Of them, Elias was made the prime accused in the case.
On November 10, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ashek Imam ordered to show Babul arrested in the case filed by PBI Chief Banaj Kumar.
In the case the plaintiff alleged that all the accused intentionally spread false information to make objectionable the ongoing investigation of Mahmuda Khatun Mitu murder case through social platforms including Youtube.
Besides, Elias from the US spread misleading information to spoil communal harmony of the country and tarnish the image of PBI, the statement said.
On May 12, 2021, the PBI submitted its final report and arrested Babul Akhter in another case filed by Mitu’s father and since then he has been in prison.
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Babul Akhter filed a no-confidence motion against the PBI report on October 14, 2021.
On November 3 last year, a Chattogram Court rejected the final report of PBI in the murder case and ordered it to conduct further investigation.
PBI in an investigation found Babul’s involvement in his wife's murder.
On September 25 this year, a Chattogram court rejected a plea filed by Babul seeking its permission to file a case against six officials of Police Bureau of Investigations (PBI) including its chief Banaj Kumar Majumdar for torturing him in police custody.