Cop withdrawn after alleged extortion using crossfire threats in Munshiganj

The officer was closed and attached to the district police line
A police officer in Munshiganj was “closed” and attached to the district police line for allegedly trying to extort money through threats of crossfire from a businessman.

The accused is Mohammad Suman, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Gazaria police station.

Mahfuzur Rahman Al Mamun, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Munshiganj, said the officer was closed and attached to the district police line on Monday.

The businessman, Shakil Farazi, said the police officer informed him on Sunday that a narcotic case was filed against him at Narayanganj port police station.

The ASI picked him up on a white microbus on Monday morning, he said.

The microbus went to a remote area of Char Baushia area.

Shakil said there were three other persons in the microbus- constable Rafiqul, unidentified man who claimed to be an ASI, and the driver.

“They held me at gunpoint and demanded Tk2 lakh,” he said.

They snatched away his mobile phone, and money, beat him, and tried to handcuff him, he said.

Meanwhile, some locals gathered on the spot and rescued him.

The accused ASI, Suman, told UNB that one of his friends, a police officer at Narayanganj port police station, informed him about a case filed against the businessman.

“My friend came to Gazaria, and we took Shakil there to talk in ‘private’.”

Dhaka Tribune

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