Youth held for spreading PM’s distorted image online

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have detained a youth charged with distorting prime minister Sheikh Hasina's image and uploading the distorted version through 'offensive' posts on Facebook from Rajshahi’s Keshabpur area, reports UNB. 

The detainee was identified as Ratul Rahman, son of Ataur Rahman of Betiapara area near Rajpara police station.

Tipped off, a team of RAB-5 led by deputy captain S M Morshed conducted a drive in Bheripara area of Keshabpur at around 7 in the evening on Tuesday and detained Ratul from a shop, said a RAB press note circulated on Thursday.

A mobile set, two memory cards and a screenshot of the Facebook post were also seized from his possession, it said.

The case filed against Ratul was under the Digital Security Act that even as recently as 21 October was held up by the European Union as blight on Bangladesh's human rights record.