28 Aug 2023, 21:22

DRU expresses concern over arrest warrant against journos Pintu, Tuhin

DHAKA, Aug 28, 2023 (BSS) - Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) today expressed concern over the arrest warrant issued against former acting editor of the Dainik Bangla Sharifuzzaman Pintu and Special Correspondent Arifuzzaman Tuhin.

The warrant was issued on Sunday in connection with a defamation case filed by one Shafiullah Shafi with a Cox's Bazar court, said a DRU statement.

DRU President Mursalin Nomani and General Secretary Mainul Hasan Sohel said filing of such case for publishing a news item is contrary to freedom of journalists. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the case.

A news story on Yaba smuggling was published in the Dainik Bangla on January 6 this year.