5 arrested over spreading anti-state propaganda on facebook


DHAKA, Jan 17, 2019 (BSS) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in separate drives arrested five persons for spreading anti-state propaganda and making forgery by creating fake facebook accounts using the names of the prime minister and her family members.

The arrestees are Md Omar Faruq, 30, Md Sabbir Hossain, 24, Md Al Amin 27, Md Aminul Islam Amin, 25 and Md Manir Hossain, 29, said a press release of RAB here today.

Twelve mobile handsets and a laptop were recovered from their possessions, it said.

A cyber patrolling team of RAB conducted the drives from early hours on Wednesday to Thursday morning in Moghbazar, Demra, Mohammadpur and Keraniganj and Savar areas in Dhaka district and arrested the users of fake facebook accounts.