Police arrested two assistant sub-inspectors of police allegedly for trying to snatch gold from a gold smuggler in Sarsha upazila of Jashore on Wednesday evening.
Sharsha police arrested Mamun Reza of Patkelghata Police Station and Ishak of Kolaroa Police Station and two alleged gold smugglers -- ASI Reza's son of Ashik Reza, 20, and one Ashim, 32.
A private car was also seized.
Sheikh Tasmim Alam, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sharsha Police Station, said one of their police officers saw a scuffle between the two ASIs in plainclothes and Asim at Navaron-Satkhira intersection on Wednesday afternoon, and rushed there.
“On suspicion, the on-duty officer took them to the police station. Later, two gold bars were found with Asim,” the police officer said.
ASI Mamun and ASI Ishak had been involved with the snatching two gold bars from Asim, the OC said, adding that Ashik was the driver of the private car.
The OC said two cases were filed in this connection: Asim was accused in
gold smuggling, while the three others were accused in a kidnapping case, he added.
The four arrestees were sent to court yesterday.