Police arrested a teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) on charge of making derogatory remarks about late Awami League leader Muhammad Nasim in a Facebook post early Thursday.
The arrestee is- Kazi Zahidur Rahman, an assistant professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the university.
Police arrested Zahidur from his residence at RU campus at around 2:00am in a case filed under the Digital security act, said Md Asaduzzaman, assistant sub-inspector of Motihar police station of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police.
Advocate Tapos Kumar Saha, a resident of Sagorpara area in Rajshahi city filed the case under digital security act of 25, 28 and 31 section against Kazi Jahidur Rahman for criticising veteran politician and Awami League presidium member Mohammed Nasim.
The RU teacher criticised Nasim in two Facebook posts on June 1 and 2 when at that time, the former minister was battling for life at a hospital in Dhaka.
Kazi Jahidur Rahman was information and research affiliated secretary of Narail district Awami League.Bangladesh Chatra League activists and Awami party teachers demanded punishment against him.Later, he was expelled from Narail district Awami League.