OC, 4 cops closed for taking bribe
Five policemen of Shayestaganj Police Station, including the officer-in-charge, were closed yesterday for their alleged involved in taking bribe and releasing a man during his detention in Habiganj.
A three-member probe committee was formed on Thursday to investigate the allegation and it was asked to submit its report within yesterday night.
Police, however, did not provide any details of the report as of 7:08pm last night.
Mohammad Ullah, superintendent of Habiganj police, told The Daily Star that the allegation was proven primarily.
Anwar Hossain, additional superintendent (ASP) of Habiganj police, said departmental actions would be taken against the accused if the allegations were proven.
The closed police officials arrested Lutfar Rahman, manager of RFL's Best Buy, from a level crossing check point in Shayestaganj on September 14.
After five hours of taking him into police custody, OC Mozammel took bribe from him and released him, the ASP said.
Lutfur, in a written complaint filed to Habiganj Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammad Ullah, mentioned that he had to pay Tk 28,500 that night for his release from police custody.
Lutfur said he went to Alipur on Dhaka-Sylhet highway on his customer's motorbike.
Policemen from Shayestaganj Police Station stopped the motorbike and asked them to show necessary papers.
The driver of the motorbike said he could show them after bringing those from home and left the motorbike and Lutfur with police.
The driver, however, did not return and later that night police took Lutfur to the police station.
He alleged that OC Mozammel threatened him with narcotics case if he did not pay the money.