Citing cybercrimes as a threat in the upcoming national polls, the ruling party apprehends that there may be violent consequences due to use of information technology in the country. Criminals may use social media to demoralize country’s democratic atmosphere. Cyberwar can be a crucial issue during the poll time period, as anti-democratic forces, militant groups and religious fundamentalists may misuse the social media to operate cyber war, warned law enforcement agencies. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) high officials also said militant groups may use social media and online platforms to obstruct the 11th parliamentary election, scheduled at the end of 2018.
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit chief Monirul Islam apprehended that a vested group can spread rumors online to destroy the democratic and peaceful atmosphere in the country which is making them more aware of dealing with the issue.
“Law enforcement agencies are very concerned on holding a free, fair and peaceful election. If anybody tries to create any chaos, action will be taken against them,” he added.