Kazi Zahidur Rahman

A teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) has been arrested for criticising the recently deceased Awami League leader and former health minister Mohammed Nasim on social media.

Kazi Zahidur Rahman, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering department at the university, was arrested from his university dormitory early Thursday.

Zahidur was arrested under the Digital Security Act following a case filed by Tapas Kumar Saha, joint secretary of Boalia thana unit Awami League, said SM Masud Parvez, officer-in-charge of Motihar police station.

The teacher was sent to the court around 9:00am on Thursday, the OC added.

Earlier, on Monday, Rajshahi University unit Chhatra League submitted a memorandum to the vice chancellor of the university, Abdus Sobhan, seeking action against Zahidur for his ‘obscene and indecent’ comments in Facbook against Mohammed Nasim.

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“I don’t know anything about the arrest or the case against the teacher. However, no decision has been taken on behalf of the university to take action against him,” said proctor Lutfar Rahman.

Five days ago, police arrested Sirajam Munira, a teacher of Bangla language and literature department at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur under the same act on the allegations of a satirical post on Facebook over the death of Mohammed Nasim.