Sefayet Ullah Majumdar. file imageSefayet Ullah Mazumdar alias Sefuda, who is discussed for making indecent comments on Facebook live against the country’s head of state and various prominent people while sitting abroad, has been acquitted in the Digital Security Act case. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge AM Zulfikar Hayat gave this verdict on Tuesday.
It is said in the judgment that the plaintiff could not prove the allegations on behalf of the accused. Because of this, the accused was acquitted.
Special PP Nazrul Islam Shamim of the tribunal confirmed the issue of Sefudar’s acquittal to Ajker newspaper. He said that the testimony of four people including the plaintiff was accepted in this case.
Alim Al Razi Jiban, a member of the Dhaka Bar Association, filed this case in the Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal on April 23, 2019. The tribunal directed the counter-terrorism unit of the police to investigate and submit a report. Then, after the investigation of the case, on September 10 of the same year, the investigating officer of the case, Deputy Inspector of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, Partha Pratim Brahmachari, submitted a report as the crime was proved against Sefuda.
The tribunal accepted the investigation report and issued an arrest warrant against Cefuda on September 29, 2019. Later on January 19, 2022, the court ordered the trial to begin by framing a complaint against him.
According to the complaint in the case, the accused Sefayet Ullah uploaded the video online several times in different ways, which went viral. He has hurt religious sentiments through these videos. He abused many people including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in various ugly, vulgar and offensive language. This includes publishing offensive, false or intimidating information, publishing defamatory information and creating discord between multiple groups. As a result, law and order in the country has deteriorated. Which is an offense under the Digital Security Act.
Austrian expatriate Sefat Ullah Sefuda is the son of deceased Ali Akbar Majumdar of Cheriyara village of Shahrasti police station of Chandpur district. For a long time, he stayed in Vienna, Austria and became viral by spreading his speech on various topics including politics and religion of Bangladesh through Facebook.