Inqilab office sealed: Four newsmen held

DB police have arrested four journalists of Daily Inqilab including its news editor Robiullah Robi as the daily ran a report that Indian forces participated in joint forces’ operation in Satkhira. Other arrested are senior reporter Rafiq Muhammad, crime reporter Atiqul Islam and special assistant of the editor Shaidul IslamPolice sealed the press of Daily Inqilab and confiscated different materials including three computers used in the server room. Police also forced on duty newsmen to stop their work. None was allowed to enter or go out office during the police operation.Before that the DB police conducted a raid at the Daily Inqilab office following a case under Information and Communication Technology Act.Law enforcers started the raid and have taken position on every floor of the office at 2 RK Mission Road in the capital and searched every computer. Earlier police filed a case against the editor, publisher, chief news editor and a reporter of the newspaper for publishing a report titled, “Indian army assist joint force operation in Satkhira”.In a press statement, the foreign ministry protested against any such news saying the news was false and fabricated. The ministry also urged the people not to be misled by such misinformation.The police officer, preferring anonymity, said the search warrant came after a case was filed with the Wari police station earlier in the day. Sub-inspector Md Jahangir Alam filed the case under the ICT Act where he alleged that the daily published a fake and fabricated report on Thursday, which tarnished the image of the country as well as the law enforcement agencies both at home and abroad. The vernacular newspaper published the report titled “Assistance of Indian forces in the joint forces’ operation in Satkhira: Foreign Ministry’s denial” in its Thursday’s issue.