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Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Falgun 19, 1421 BS, Jamadi ul Awwal 11, 1436 Hijr

ETV journalist Konok Sarwar arrested
Observer Online Report
Published : Tuesday, 3 March, 2015,  Time : 4:21 PM,  View Count : 190
Police arrested Konok Sarwar, senior reporter of private television channel ETV, from  Shahbagh area in the capital on Tuesday afternoon.

A team of Detective Branch (DB) of Police nabbed Konok around 2:00pm.

DMP Media and Public Relations Department Deputy Commissioner Masudur Rahman said Konok Sarwar was arrested following the confessional statement of ETV Chairman Abdus Salam, who was earlier arrested in a case filed under the Pornography Control Act.

Konok was arrested in the same case, the police official added.

On January 6, ETV Chairman Abdus Salam was arrested in a case filed against him with the cantonment police station on November 26, 2014 by a woman. 

The woman alleged that a programme vilifying her was telecast on ETV on November 6, the same year. 

Four names have been mentioned in the case. They include complainant’s ex husband Shah Jalal, Jalal’s sister’s husband Zakir Hossain and ETV journalist Md Ilias.  

On January 10, the High Court granted bail to Salam in the case. Later, on February 26, the Supreme Court upheld the bail.


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