CU teacher on three-day remand

Published: October 08, 2018 19:57:44 | Updated: October 10, 2018 13:41:07

A court in Chattogram has granted a three-day remand to interrogate Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), in a case filed for making 'derogatory remarks' on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.

Chattogram Senior Judicial Magistrate Shahidullah Kaiser passed the order on Monday following a remand petition filed by police, reports UNB.

On Sunday, police sought a five-day remand for Maidul in the case.

On September 24, Maidul Islam was sent to jail in the case filed by former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz with Hathazari Police Station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act on July 24.

CU authorities suspended Maidul Islam on September 25 in this connection.

On July 15, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.

The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.

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