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Bangladesh tribunal orders probe into Sefat Ullah’s Facebook video

  • Court Correspondent,
    Published: 2019-04-23 22:47:43 BdST


Sefat Ullah, a Bangladeshi expatriate in Austria’s Vienna widely known as ‘Sefuda’ among his Facebook followers, is facing investigation for allegedly disrespecting the Quran in a live video.

Bangladesh Cyber Crime Tribunal judge As-Shams Jaglul Hossain on Tuesday ordered the Counter Terrorism Unit to submit an investigation report on May 15.

The tribunal passed the orders after hearing a case started by Md Alim Al Raji Jibon, a lawyer from the Dhaka Bar Council under the Digital Security Act.

The plaintiff said in the case he saw on Facebook on Apr 9 that Sefat made different remarks belittling the Quran and showed disrespect to the holly book of Islam in a live video on the social networking site, which has profoundly hurt the Muslims.

Jibon alleged Sefat had earlier used obscene language in attacks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The lawyer demanded shutdown of Sefat’s Facebook account and a warrant for his arrest.