6 held for spreading rumour over Padma Bridge


Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested six people in Dhaka and Chattogram for allegedly spreading rumour over the Padma Bridge construction.

In Dhaka, the  RAB has arrested five people for allegedly spreading rumour over the Padma Bridge construction, reports BSS.

The arrestees were Shahidul Islam, 25, from Narail, Md Arman Hossain, 20, from Chattogram, and Md Faruk, 50, from Moulvibazar. Two other arrestees could not be identified immediately.

RAB Assistant Director (legal and media wing) Senior Assistant Superintendent Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan told BSS that five people were arrested from different districts last night and today, and they were handed over to police.

Separate cases were filed against the arrestees at the police stations concerned under the Digital Security Act as they were spreading rumour over the Padma Bridge construction through social media, including Facebook.

In Chattogram, RAB on Friday arrested a youth on charge of spreading rumour in the social media that “Padma Bridge will need human skull and blood”, reports BSS.

A team of RAB-7 arrested Arman Hossain from from Tailardwip area of Anwara upazila in Chattogram. Arman is the son of Md. Hashem of Barkhain of the same upazila.

Commander of RAB-7 Chandgaon camp Major Mehedi Hasan said Arman has been spreading rumour about Padma Bridge regularly.

He used Face book and You tube for spreading the rumour, scaring people.

Being confirmed about his location, RAB today arrested him and handed over the Anwara thana.

Padma Bridge Project director in a release on July 8 last warned people that such rumour is punishable offence.