Faria remanded in lawyer-less hearing
Kabir Humayun: Small entrepreneur Faria Mahjabin, who was arrested from Dhaka over inciting recent student protests through rumour, has been placed on a three-day remand.
Metropolitan Magistrate AKM Mainuddin Siddiqui passed the order yesterday, reports The Daily Star.
Earlier in the day, Inspector Majedul Islam of Hazaribagh Police Station placed her before the court with a seven-day remand prayer while Faria had no lawyer to represent her during the court proceedings.
ASP Mizanur Rahman, assistant director (media and legal wing) of Rab, said Faria, 28, wife of Md Riasat and owner of Nerdy Bean Coffee Haus in Dhanmondi, was arrested Thursday night from her residence in Dhanmondi.
Rab claimed that Faria also shared through her Facebook account false and fabricated photos and statuses spreading rumours after expressing solidarity with the student protests.
The elite force members also seized her mobile phone, printed copy of her Facebook profile and recovered an audio clip during the drive.
Protests flared across Bangladesh on July 29, when two college students were run over by a bus while it was competing with another one at Dhaka’s Airport Road.
Since then, students took to the streets for eight days in a row – besieging the capital and blockading the streets for hours – before things rolled over to violence.