Suspended Zahangir sued under DSA

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NewsNow Desk: A case has been filed against suspended Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor Mohammad Zahangir Alam under the Digital Security Act over his derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyred freedom fighters.

A lawyer named Omar Farooq Asif filed the case with court of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge Assam Jaglul Hossain on Sunday.

The plaintiff in Omar Farooq Asif is a member of the Awami League’s information and research subcommittee and former joint secretary of the Dhaka Bar Association.
The government suspended Zahangir from the mayoral post on November 25.

On November 19, Zahangir, general secretary of Gazipur city Awami League, was stripped of the party post and also removed from the primary membership of the party for such outrageous remarks.

Earlier, Zahangir made derogatory comments on Bangabandhu and martyred freedom fighters at a programme. The video of the programme where he made such remarks went viral.

Following the incident, the Awami League issued a show cause notice on the GCC mayor asking him to submit his explanation within 15 days.

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