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Police on Saturday arrested a journalist on allegation of posting slanderous remarks on Facebook about prime minister Sheikh Hasina, reports news agency UNB.

The arrestee was identified as Rabiul Islam Majnu, Rajbari correspondent of Daily Pratidiner Sangbad.

Officer-in-charge of Rajbari police station, Swapan Kumar Majumdar, said Majnu was arrested as he recently posted defamatory remarks about the prime minister on his social media account.

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) convener Azizul Islam filed a case against Majnu over the matter, he said.

BCL is the student wing ruling Bangladesh Awami League.

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