BFRI chief research officer sued for comment on SQ Chowdhury

Published : 02 Jun 2023 08:58 PM

A case was filed against Rafiqul Haider, chief research officer of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI), under Digital Security Act (DSA) for claiming that Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury was sentenced to death for "war crimes" not a "war criminal".

Sohrab Hossain, vice-president of Panchlaish Thana Chhatra League and amember of the City College Chattra Sangsad, filed the case under the Digital Security Act 2018 before the court of Chattogram Cyber Tribunal Judge Zahirul Kabir.

Plaintiff lawyer Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury told BSS that the court accepted the complaint and ordered the counter-terrorism unit of Chattogram Metropolitan Police to investigate the case and submit a report on July 23.

The defendant in the case is Rafiqul Haider, 58, chief research officer (Forest Resources Wing) of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI).