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12:00 AM, January 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:35 AM, January 19, 2019

State minister returns OC's 'gifts'

Police claim officer was framed

State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed returned “gifts” from a local police station's officer-in-charge on Thursday morning.

Sylhet district police, however, claims that the incident was planned to frame the officer.

Abdul Jalil, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat Police Station in Sylhet, supposedly sent vegetables, fish and fruits to the state minister's house at Sreepur village under Jaintiapur upazila in Sylhet.

The state minister, also MP of Sylhet-4, saw the truck loaded with food on Thursday morning and immediately ordered to send it back.

Imran Ahmed said, “I don't want gifts from anyone.”

“I sent the truck away so that no one tries to give me gifts in future,” the state minister added.

This correspondent could not get in touch with Officer-in-Charge Abdul Jalil as he was not receiving any phone calls.

Shamsul Alam Sarkar, additional superintendent of police of Sylhet, said, “After being informed of the incident, I spoke to the officer and he denied sending the truck with food items.”

“We assume someone sent the truck loaded with food, naming him [the officer-in-charge] as the sender so that he is implicated,” he said.

The additional superintendent of police claimed that an officer cannot be that “foolish” to send a truck loaded with food to a minister's house.

They are looking for suspects who tried to frame the officer, he said.

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