The High Court today observed that suspended sub-inspector Masud Shikder has committed a criminal offence by detaining and torturing the bank official Golam Rabby.
The SI of Mohammadpur Police Station should be dismissed from the service as suspension is not enough for his crime, the court said while hearing a writ petition in this regard.
The court ordered the officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station to record a complaint submitted by the victim as First Information Report.
Golam Rabby submitted the complaint to the deputy commissioner of police (Tejgaon zone) over his torture.
The OC has to accept the complaint as the FIR as per the HC directive, Assistant Attorney General Arobindu Kumar Roy told The Daily Star.
The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice AKM Shahidul Haque also issued a ruling upon the government to explain in two weeks as to why the torture of Golam Rabbi by the police should not be declared illegal.
Earlier today, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Masud Shikder did not act like a cop. “Primary probe suggests that his behaviour was unlike that of a policeman at that time.”
Masud, formerly a police sub-inspector of Mohammadpur, drew widespread flak after torturing Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabby and asking for Tk 5 lakh bribe from him.
The policeman threatened to implicate the bank official in a narcotics case, kill him and frame him as a victim of a shootout if he failed to pay the bribe.
Following countrywide outrage, the policeman was first closed and later suspended. Yesterday, the writ petition was filed over the incident seeking judicial probe into the matter and arrest of Masud.