A Barishal court on Sunday sentenced a Hindu man to eight years in jail for hacking a Facebook profile to post content hurting religious sentiments and deteriorating law and order at Borhanuddin upazila in Bhola in 2019.
Barishal Cyber Tribunal Judge Golam Faruque passed the order.
Md Istak Ahmed Rubel, Special Public Prosecutor of the court said accused Bapan Das has been sentenced to jail terms under three sections of the penal code and the punishment will continue simultaneously.
“Under section 34 he got eight years in jail with a fine of Tk 3 lakh, under section 28 (1) he got 2 years in jail and fine of Tk 1 lakh and under section 31 (1) he got four years in jail with Tk 1 lakh fine,“ said PP Istak Ahmed.
On October 18, 2019, a man named Biplab Chandra filed a general diary with Borhanuddin police station saying his Facebook profile named Biplab Chandra Shubho was hacked from which activities hurting religious sentiment were conducted.
On October 20, four people were killed during a clash between police and agitated people of Muslim community over the incident at Borhanuddin Eidgah ground.
Two more cases were filed in this regard which are still under trial.
On January 26, 2020, police arrested a hacker named Bapan Das after finding his involvement with the incident using information technology.
The court recorded Bapan Das’s confessional statement regarding the crime under section 164 and on August 1, last year police filed a charge sheet against him in this case.