Rangamati journo arrested in case filed under Digital Security Act

Journalist Fazle Elahi

Police on Tuesday evening arrested editor of pahar24.com, an online news portal, and Dainik Parbatya Chattogram, a local newspaper of Rangamati, Fazle Elahi.

Members of Kotwali police station arrested him a wanted accused in a case filed under Digital Security Act (DSA).

Kotwali police station sources said a case has been filed against Fazle Elahi under the Digital Security Act at Chattogram Cyber Tribunal court. Naznin Anwar, daughter of Firoza Begum Chinu, former MP of Awami League for reserved seat in Rangamati, filed the case for publishing a news report.

Fazle Elahi also works at Kaler Kantho and as Rangamati correspondent of NTV, a private TV channel.

Kotwali police station officer-in-charge Md Kabir Hossain confirmed the arrest of Fazle Elahi. He told the newspersons that Fazle Elahi was arrested after they had received an arrest warrant in the afternoon. He would be produced before the court on Wednesday.

Local sources said Fazle Elahi was arrested from his residence in ADC Hill area. Journalists and local people gathered before the police station following his arrest.

Various organisations including Rangamati Journalists Association, Reporters Union, Chhatra Union and different individuals protested the arrest of Fazle Elahi.

Reporters Union president Sushil Prasad Chakma said they called for a human chain on Wednesday protesting the arrest of Fazle Elahi.