A former army officer was arrested on Tuesday night on allegation of making ‘provocative’ statements in social media against the prime minister, ministers and the ruling Awami League. Former major Md Shamsuzzoha, 43, was arrested by detectives in the capital’s Basundhara area in a case filed with Kafrul police station under Information and Communication Technology Act, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (media and public relation) Masudur Rahman. Detectives also seized Shamsuzzoha’s laptop and mobile phone. Shamsuzzoha, also a former Rapid Action Battalion official, was currently working at mobile operator Grameen Phone. Detective Branch assistant commissioner AKM Mahbubur Rahman said that Shamsuzzoha had posted ‘provocative and derogatory’ statements against the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, ministers and the ruling Awami League on his facebook wall. He also posted ‘fabricated and provocative’ statements about Hefazat-e-Islami. Detectives raided Grameen Phone office n under Vatara police station and arrested Shamsuzzoha at about 11:00pm. Shamsuzzoha posted the prime minister’s sari and scarf and termed them Pakhi Dress on his facebook wall, the investigators said.