Family says will sue Secretariat officials who assaulted Rozina

Online desk, Outlookbangla.com

The family of Prothom Alo’s Senior Reporter Rozina Islam will file a case over her assault at the Secretariat yesterday.

Those who tortured, assaulted and confined Rozina will be sued, her husband Monirul Islam said when reporters asked him whether he was going to take any legal action in this regard.

“Everyone has the video footage of Rozina being tortured,” he said while talking to media on the court premises.

Rozina was kept confined at the Secretariat for more than five hours yesterday, over allegation that she stole public documents. Later, she was handed over to police.

Shibbir Ahmed Osmani, deputy secretary of Health Services Division under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, filed a case against Rozina with Shahbagh Police Station last night under Bangladesh Penal Code and Official Secrets Act.

She was produced before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim with a five-day remand prayer.

But the court sent her to jail after rejecting the remand prayer.