Probir Sikdar on 3-day remand
18 August 2015, Nirapad News: A Faridpur court on Tuesday placed journalist Probir Sikdar on a three-day remand in a case filed with Faridpur Kotowali Thana under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
The court of senior judicial magistrate Hamidul Islam passed the order after holding a hearing at noon.
Earlier, Kotowali Thana sub-inspector Mirajur Rahman produced the senior journalist Probir Sikder before the court around 5:45 pm on August 17 with a 10-day remand plea.
The court also fixed Tuesday (August 18) as the date for hearing of the remand plea.
However, Faridpur district Awami League leader Swapan Kumar Paul filed the case on Sunday (August 16) afternoon.
Hours after filing the case, law enforcers picked up Probir from the office at Indira road of the city at night and took him to the Detective Branch office.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner Muntasirul Islam said Probir Sikdar had been taken DB office for quizzing, But later DB office said that he was taken to Faridpur Kotowali thana.
According to case statement, Probir Sikder, in a Facebook status, claimed that if he were killed LGRD minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, controversial businessman Moosa bin Shamser and fugitive convicted war criminal Abul Kalam Azad would be responsible.
Faridpur Kotowali Thana officer-in-charge (OC) Mohsinul Kabir said the case was filed on allegation of tarnishing image of a minister through Facebook status.
Family members said that he wrote the status after failing to file a general diary (GD) with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Thana in city feeling insecure.
Probir is the editor and publisher of News portal ‘Uttaradhikar 71’ and daily bangla newspaper Bangla 71.
He is the member of freedom fighter family. A total of 14 family members including his father were killed in the liberation war in 1971.
He was attacked by miscreants on April 20 in 2001 where he lost one of his legs.