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Another case filed against Helena Jahangir

Published : 31 Jul 2021 09:33 PM | Updated : 01 Aug 2021 12:50 AM

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed another case with Pallabi police station against expelled Awami League leader Helena Jahangir.

The case was recorded under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Act for operating an IPTV channel illegally.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Idris Ali of RAB-4 filed the case against Helena under sections 35, 55 and 63 of the telecommunication act on Friday at 11.30 pm on charges of illegally operating Joyjatra IPTV without any kind of permission or license.

Two cases with Gulshan police station and one with Pallabi police station were filed against Helena Jahangir so far. 

She was accused under Digital Security Act, Narcotics Control Act, Special Powers Act, Wildlife Conservation Act and Telecommunications Act.

According to RAB officials, she will be sued under five separate acts, including the Narcotics Control Act.

On Thursday night, RAB conducted a drive in her residence and seized a large number of narcotics and gambling materials.

Later, she was shown arrested on charges of spreading falsehood, propaganda, and misinformation using digital platforms.

RAB also raided and sealed off Joyjatra TV, of which Helena Jahangir is the chairman.

Later, she was handed over to Gulshan police after interrogation at RAB Headquarters in Kurmitola.