A Dhaka court today issued an arrest warrant for former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station, Moazzem Hossain, in a case filed for spreading a video on social media on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at the police station.
Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein passed the order after taking the report of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) into congnisance around 12:10pm.
The court fixed June 17 for next hearing.
Allegations brought against former Sonagazi OC Moazzem after Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s murder were found to be authentic by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI).
An investigation report was filed at the Cyber Tribunal by PBI’s Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Rima Sultana on Sunday.
Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on May 15.
The former OC was accused of illegally interrogating madrasa student Nusrat and recording the episode on his phone. The video was later circulated on the social media.
Moazzem summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa’s Principal Siraj Ud Doula and Nusrat to the police station after the latter accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.
The OC interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman. She was crying but the OC paid no heed and kept questioning her using inappropriate language.
Nusrat’s mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police over her daughter’s sexual harassment. On April 6, the girl was set on fire at an exam centre in Sonagazi upazila, reportedly by people loyal to SirajUd Doula.
She died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
Moazzem was withdrawn the same day and suspended a month later on charge of negligence.