The prosecution in a case filed under Digital Security Act (DSA) against 11 people today placed a naraji (no confidence) petition against the charge-sheet for dropping names of eight accused including Zulkarnain Shayer Khan alias Sami.

The prosecution placed the petition before the court of Judge As Shams Jaglul Hossain of Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal and pleaded for a fresh probe into the case, reports BSS.

Confirming the matter, prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim said hearing on the petition would be held tomorrow.

Earlier on 13 January, police filed the charge-sheet against cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, ‘Rashtrachinta’ coordinator Didarul Bhuiyan and writer Mushtak Ahmed.


However, police excluded the names of eight accused including Zulkarnain Shayer Khan alias Sami, who were allegedly found involved in false and politically motivated report, telecast by Al Jazeera recently.

The investigation officer pleaded to acquit Minhaj Mannan, Tasnim Khalil, Sahed Alam, Asif Mohiuddin, Sami, Ashik Imran, Swapan Wahid and Philip Shumakher of the charges, saying the allegations brought against them have not been proved.

RAB filed the case against 11 persons on 5 May, 2020, on the charges of spreading anti-state falsehood to tarnish the image of Bangladesh and create confusion using a Facebook page.

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