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12 July, 2019 05:05:49 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 12 July, 2019 06:29:13 PM
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One held for spreading Padma Bridge human sacrifice rumour

He has been accused under the Digital Security Act
Independent Online/ UNB
One held for spreading Padma Bridge human sacrifice rumour
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A youth was arrested on Friday in Chattogram for spreading rumour on Facebook about the need for human sacrifice for the Padma Bridge project.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) identified him as Md Arman, 22, of Barkhain area in Anwara Upazila.

“He was spreading rumour for over a week using his personal Facebook account,” said Major Mehedi Hasan, Deputy Director of Rab’s Chattogram Zone.

He has been accused in a case filed under the Digital Security Act at Anwara Police Station. RAB arrested Arman from his home at Toilardeep village at around 1:30am.

Rumours about the need for human sacrifices for the Padma Bridge project spread on the social media recently, prompting the government to step in.

In a statement on July 9, the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry urged the people not to pay heed to the rumour concerning the country’s largest infrastructure project till date.

It also warned that spreading such rumour is a criminal offence.

Work on the 6.15-km bridge started in December 2015. It is expected to boost the GDP by 1.2 percent once it is in operation.

BK

 

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