Police yesterday filed a sedition case against four journalists and the owner of a local newspaper in Cox's Bazar for their alleged role in instigating the attacks on Buddhists.
The accused are GM Rahim Ullah, owner of Dainik Bakkhali, its chief editor Zaber Ahammed Chowdhury, editor Siddique Ahmed, news editor Mostafa Sarwar and Teknaf correspondent Saiful Islam Sayeedi.
Talking to The Daily Star last night, Home Secretary CQK Mostak said "We have ordered the officer-in-charge of the Cox's Bazar Sadar Police Station to record the case."
A gazette notification to that end had been issued yesterday, he added.
In the gazette notification, the four journalists and owner of the newspaper have been made accused because of their role in instigating the violence in Ramu, Ukhiya and Teknaf.