Bangladesh: City Bank files case against 4 Facebook pages, 8 YouTube channels under DSA

Gazi M Shawkat, City Bank's first vice president, filed the complaint with the Gulshan Police Station on Saturday night. Gulshan Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Hasan confirmed to received the complaint on Sunday.

City Bank Ltd has filed a complaint under the Digital Security Act (DSA) against four Facebook pages and eight YouTube channels for allegedly spreading fake information about actor Pori Moni and the bank’s Managing Director Masroor Arefin.

Gazi M Shawkat, City Bank’s first vice president, filed the complaint with the Gulshan Police Station on Saturday night. Gulshan Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Hasan confirmed to received the complaint on Sunday.

According to the case statement, false and fabricated information is being spread on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and other websites, tarnishing the image of City Bank’s board of directors, managing director, and senior officials in connection with the Pori Moni matter.

This tarnishes the bank’s reputation, as well as the reputations of its directors, managing directors, and other officials.

The unidentified defendants conspired to spread false and defamatory information on social media and other websites, using fabricated information, without the consent of the bank’s board of directors, managing director, and other officials, the case statement added.

On 10 August, City Bank filed a general diary with the police station alleging that the bank’s top officials are being harassed by a vested interest over media reports alleging that the bank’s Managing Director and CEO Mashrur Arefin paid for actor Pori Moni’s car.

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