Dhaka Cyber Crimes Tribunal denied the bail petition of former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station Moazzem Hossain after he was produced before the court on Monday afternoon.
Moazzem Hossain was arrested on Sunday following an arrest warrant issued by a Dhaka court.
Earlier, he was taken to Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court in the morning.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ramna division deputy commissioner Maruf Hossain Sorder said Shahabagh police handed over Moazzem to the Sonagazi police.
Police arrested Moazzem Hossain on Sunday in the High Court area in a case filed over circulating a video on social media on Feni madrassah girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at the police station.
On May 27, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Moazzem Hossain in the case. But he could not be traced after the issuance of warrant for his arrest.
Allegations brought against Moazzem were found to be authentic by the Police Bureau of Investigation.
Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul HaqueSumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on May 15.
The former OC was accused of illegally interrogating madrassah student Nusrat and recording the episode on his phone. The video was later circulated on the social media.
Moazzem summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrassah’s principal Sirajud Doula and Nusrat to the police station after the latter accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.
The OC interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman. She was crying but the OC paid no heed and kept questioning her using inappropriate language.
Nusrat’s mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police over her daughter’s sexual harassment.
On April 6, the girl was set on fire at an exam centre in Sonagazi upazila, by people loyal to Sirajud Doula. She died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
Moazzem was withdrawn the same day and suspended a month later on charge of negligence in duties.