Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the Digital Security Act (DSA) was misused in Naogaon incident, where a woman was detained and later she died in RAB custody.
"I want to say something very clearly. There was no DSA case against the lady (Sultana Jasmine) when she was picked up (by RAB). It was the misfortune and obviously tragic that when she died, even then there was no DSA case against her. The case was filed the next day. So, the DSA was misused here," he said.
The law minister said these while talking to newsmen at the Secretariat here this noon.
"Yes, the act is being misused in one or two cases. We are taking actions. Wherever we are learning about misuse, we are taking steps to stop the misuse," he added.
Replying a question on arresting daily Prothom Alo reporter Samsuzzaman Shams in a DSA case, Anisul Huq said, "The cases, which were filed and are being filed, are not against the journalists, these are against wrongdoing. If you (journalists) publish facts for the people, this government will not stop you in anyway."
BDST: 1638 HRS, MAR 30, 2023