Lalmonirhat Sadar: OC withdrawn after video clip of taking bribe goes viral | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:31 AM, August 15, 2020

Lalmonirhat Sadar: OC withdrawn after video clip of taking bribe goes viral

The officer-in-charge of Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station, whose video clip of taking bribes to record a false case went viral, was withdrawn on Thursday afternoon. 

OC Mahfuz Alam has been transferred to Dhaka Tourist Police as per the instructions of the Police Headquarters, said Abida Sultana, superintendent of Lalmonirhat police.

In the video clip, the OC was seen rubbing his hands with sanitiser and then accepting Tk 10,000 from some people to record the case.

He was also seen keeping the money in his pocket and asking more money. The police officer then gave them directives on how to harass their opponents through the case.

Sources said Shahana Begum, a railway employee, took loans from Sukhi Begum of Baltipatti area of ​​Lalmonirhat town.

There was a conflict between Shahana and Sukhi, who gives people loans and takes interest on them, over repaying the loans.

Following this, Sukhi and her men vandalised Shahana's house in Baltipatti area and injured her on July 21.

Shahana alleged that valuables were also looted from her house.

The next day, she filed a case against seven people, including Sukhi, with the Sadar Police Station.

After the case was lodged, Sukhi and her men asked for help from OC Mahfuz to get away with the case. The OC recorded a false case against Shahana in exchange for bribes on July 27.

The video of taking the bribe and sanitising his hands went viral on August 11.

SP Abida said a three-member committee was formed to look into the incident. The higher authorities would take departmental actions on the basis of investigation, she added.

 

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