Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained acting editor of an online news portal on charge of publishing fake and seditious news.
The RAB members carried out a drive in the capital city on Saturday night and detained him. Operation Officer of RAB-3 Bina Rani Das confirmed the matter Sunday.
Sheikh Riyad Muhammad Nur, 39, acting editor of dainik71.com, was nabbed from Segunbagicha. He has been publishing seditious, false and fake news at his whim, over long, said Bina Rani Das.
He has also been making posts allegedly on distorted and confusing history of the Liberation War on his Facebook account and pages—‘Ekattorer Shaheed O Juddhahoto Muktijoddha Poribar’, ‘Dainik Ekattor Nagorik Batayon’ and ‘Ekattorer Shaheed-Juddhahoto Muktijoddha Poribar’.
Sheikh Riyad Muhammad Nur, however, claimed himself as a researcher on the Liberation War.