DB detains Drik Gallery owner Shahidul Alam

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Desk report, August 06: Detectives detained Shahidul Alam, Managing Director of Drik Gallery and Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, here on Sunday night.Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) Abdul Baten said a team of Detective Branch of police detained Shahidul from his Dhanmondi residence for interrogation over his Facebook posts on the ongoing student protests.

Meanwhile, Head of Photography Department of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute Tanvir Murad Topu said a group of plainclothes men identifying them as law enforcers picked the renowned photographer up around 10:30pm.