'Nawshaba confesses to spreading rumours'

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

Quazi Nawshaba AhmedActress and model Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed spread rumours about attacks on demonstrating students on Facebook with a view to destabilising the law and order situation, RAB officials claimed on Sunday.

Referring to Nawshaba’s confession, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said, the actress was in Uttara at the time when the scuffles between the protesters and the 'miscreants' took place in Jhigatola.

Nawshaba went on Facebook live from Uttara after a certain Rudra told her to do so, RAB officials said quoting the actress.

A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained the actress and took her to RAB office for interrogation on Saturday night.

RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan said necessary steps would be taken against her.

“She presented the matter in a way that the demonstrating students thought it to be true. The video went viral at once and worsened the situation,” Mufti Mahmud Khan added.

Nawshaba went on Facebook live around 4:00pm on Saturday afternoon and said in a 1:37 minute live video that the attackers killed two student protesters and gouged out eyes of another in the capital’s Jhigatola.

Students started to gather in different streets of the capital for the seventh consecutive day on Saturday morning demanding safe roads and justice for two of their fellows who were killed in a road accident on 29 July.

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