Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested Nusrat Shahreen Raka, sister of controversial expatriate journalist Kanak Sarwar, for spreading anti-state propaganda.
Raka, 38, wife of Nasir Uddin Majumder, was arrested during a drive of Rab-1conducted at city’s Uttara area early Tuesday, said a press release of Rab Headquarter.
RAB members seized a mobile phone set with anti-state contents, a passport and some Ice or Crystal Meth from her possession during the arrest.
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During primary interrogation of Rab, Raka confessed that she is an active member of a group which is involved in spreading a anti-state propaganda.
Raka used to spread false, misleading and defamatory information about the state and important personalities of the state through social media to disrupt peace and discipline of the country, according to Rab.
According to her statement, several members of the group are involved in various spreadig propaganda against the state through social media staying outside the country.
She also said she used to assist her brother Kanak Sarwar and other equal-minded peoplw in this matter.
Legal action will be taken against the arrestee, said ASP (Media) Imran Khan of Rab headquarter.