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Bangladesh: 8 arrested for spreading rumours ahead of elections


ANI Dhaka [Bangladesh]
Eight people have been arrested from different parts of the capital city for allegedly spreading rumours regarding the 11th general election.
According to Dhaka Tribune, they were allegedly spreading fake news on social media platforms.
The suspects were arrested on Friday from Moghbazar and Mouchak areas by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
A team of RAB2 conducted raids in the areas and arrested the suspects in connection with the case, stated an SMS issued on Saturday.
Video making equipment, laptops and mobile phones were also seized from their possession.
Security in the south-Asian nation has been beefed up ahead of the general election which is scheduled for December 30. Armed forces have been deployed in 389 'upazilas' or administrative region till January 2.

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First Published: Dec 29 2018 | 1:20 PM IST

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