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Journo harassed for allegedly removing govt docs, handed over to police

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 21:44, 17 May 2021   Update: 22:40, 17 May 2021

Rozina Islam, a senior reporter of Daily Prothom Alo, has finally been handed over to police after she had been sieged for around five hours at a room of the Health Ministry in the Secretariat for allegedly removing government documents.

She was taken to Shahbag Police Station from the room of Health Secretary around 8:30 pm on Monday (May 17).

Filing a case against Rozina Islam was under process while the report was filed.

After being sieged in the room of Saiful Islam, the personal secretary of the health secretary, in the afternoon, Rozina Islam told her colleagues that she was waiting in the room of PS Saiful Islam to meet the secretary. At that time, he abused me by complaining about disappearance of documents. At one point a police constable was called who searched her body. She has been detained on charges staged against her. She did not take any documents.

Later around 9:00 pm, Maidul Islam Prodhan, public relations officer (PRO) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, told reporters that journalist Rozina Islam entered the secretary’s PS room and took pictures of some important files on her mobile phone. Besides, she was taking some papers with her. After seeing that, an additional secretary and a member of police challenged her, saying she could not take it. Then after informing the police, a female cop came. A complaint has been filed against her and she has been taken to the police station.

PRO Maidul Islam Prodhan said the complaint was lodged by Sibbir Ahmed, deputy secretary of the health department.

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