Bhashantek OC transferred
Dhaka Metropolitan Police yesterday transferred the officer-in-charge of Bhashantek Police Station.
Nisarul Arif, deputy commissioner (Mirpur division) of DMP, said OC Hosne Ara Begum has been transferred in "public interest". However, police sources said her transfer was made in the wake of the deteriorating law and order in the area.
Hosne Ara has been appointed to the Victim Support Centre at Tejgaon, said Kamal Hossain, assistant commissioner (Pallabi zone) of DMP.
Meanwhile, Inspector Abul Kalam Azad of Kadamtoli Police Station has replaced Hosne Ara.
The decision was made two days after the closure of Muhammad Golam Nabi Sheikh, officer-in-charge (investigation), of the police station and the suspension of all the 19 members of Pashchim Bhashantek Police Outpost over allegations of keeping warm relations with local goons.
On Friday night, a gang led by local thug Mamun allegedly beat and hacked Nasir Hossain in the area. He died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital two hours later.
According to the case filed by the victim's brother Mosharraf, Nasir was killed for protesting the stalking of his cousin.
Detectives arrested one of the accused Sharif alias Chokka from Tangail on Tuesday.
Locals alleged that Mamun and his accomplices have been involved in different criminal activities such as extortion, drug paddling and mugging for several months while police failed to stop them.
In February, Mamun and his gang physically and sexually tortured 11 members of a family, including a pregnant woman in Bhashantek slum area.
Mamun went into hiding after a case was filed in this connection but returned to the area a month ago and resumes his illegal trade, locals said.