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Digital Security Act

Charges against Barrister Mainul submitted to court

Cops prepared report within 15 days

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Staff Reporter :
Police pressed charges against the former Caretaker Government Adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein under the Digital Security Act for the first time after formulation of the law recently.
Gulshan Police Station Inspector and Investigation Officer (IO) of the case Aminul Islam submitted the report to the General Registration (GR) section of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Thursday afternoon.
The IO has accused Barrister Mainul Hosein only in the chargesheet which was prepared within 15 days after filing of the case on October 24.   
The charge was filed against Mainul Hosein under sections 25(ka) and 29(2) under the Digital Security Act, Anisur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner of Prosecution Department of Detective Branch (DB) of Police, told the media on Thursday .
The report is likely to be placed in the court on Sunday and it will be shifted to the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal  as per ordinary rule, the DC said quoting court official.  
Any accused will be awarded for maximum five years jail and fined Tk 10 lakh if the charges against him or her is proved under the two sections of the act, he said.      
Barrister Mainul Hosein was  also made accused in another Digital Security Act filed by Netrokona Mohila Awami League's President Kamrunnesa Ashraf Dina with the Netrokona Senior Judicial Magistrate Court 1 on October 24.
Besides, 20 other cases were filed against him in various districts centering an alleged abusive language against journalist Masuda Bhatti on a TV-talk show on October 16.

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