College teacher arrested under Digital Security Act over Facebook post

A Lalmonirhat college teacher was arrested for allegedly disseminating misinformation regarding the novel coronavirus through Facebook.

The arrestee is Md Shariful Islam, assistant teacher of Chemistry at Patgram Adarsha Degree College, reports news agency UNB.

Sub-inspector Ashraful Islam filed the case under Digital Security Act with Patgram police station on Wednesday.

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Shariful was arrested from his house at Mirzarkot of Patgram municipality, said officer-in-charge of Patgram police station Sumon Kumar Mohonto.

Sumon Kumar said, “The teacher claimed that washing hands frequently, using face masks and staying at home can’t prevent the COVID-19.”