Two policemen have been sent to jail in a case for taking Tk 13 lakh bribe from a jobseeker’s father in the district.
The accused are Md Shamim Akand, 46, a sub-inspector of Mohammadpur Police Station in Dhaka, and his brother Md Al Amin Akand, 35, constable of Barguna Sadar Police Station. Both are sons of late Eusuf Akand of Jamura village in Patuakhali Sadar upazila.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Aminul Islam sent them to jail, rejecting their bail prayers in the case after they surrendered to his court in Patuakhali yesterday, said plaintiff’s lawyer advocate Ruhul Amin Reza.
Earlier on Monday, the court issued arrest warrant against the duo, said the lawyer.
According to the case filed by Milon Dakua of Choddoburia village in Patuakhali Sadar upazila on December 23 in 2018, the duo took Tk 13 lakh bribe from him with a promise of arranging a job in police for his son. But they did not keep their promise.
The accused policemen also continued giving threat to Milon over the matter.
After receiving the case, the court asked Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit a report after investigating into the matter.
On July 6 this year, Md Motiur Rahman, sub-inspector of PBI, submitted the report to the court against the duo saying that they found evidence of taking bribe by the duo from Milon.
After receiving the probe report, the court issued arrest warrant against them.