Three suspected anti-Islamic bloggers held in city

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police have arrested three bloggers from different areas of the city in connection with their alleged anti-Islamic writings through internet.

The arrested were identified as Moshiur Rahman Biblop, 42, (online pseudonym ‘Allama Shaitan’), Russell Parvez, 36, (‘Apobak’) and Subrato Shuvo, 25, (`Lalu Kasai’).

DB additional deputy commissioner Moshiur Rahman informed that acting on a tip-off, the three bloggers were arrested by a team of DB police from Farmgate, Plassey and Monipuri para in the capital during raids from 10 pm on Monday till early Tuesday.

“They (bloggers) were arrested for their controversial writings against religion, especially Islam” he told UNB over phone. The plainclothes DB police also recovered laptop and desktop from their possession.