Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said Writer Mushtaq Ahmed, who died at the Kashimpur Central Jail last night, had breached law and order and hurt others' faith through his write-ups. That is why many people filed lawsuits against him.
He made the remark while talking to reporters after inaugurating the new office of the superintendent of Chattogram police this afternoon.
Mushtaq suddenly fell sick in the jail last evening and was provided with first aid at the prison hospital. Later, he was taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where he died.
"It will be investigated whether there is any negligence from the jail authorities in his death," he said.
The death triggered much outcry in the country, especially on the social media platforms, as he had been languishing in jail in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.
Rights organisations and civil society have been criticising the act since its legislation, alleging that it empowered the authorities to thwart freedom of expression.