A staff member of Rangpur Deputy Commissioner's office was picked up and allegedly beaten by police yesterday morning.
Shahzada Miraj, 40, was released around noon. He is undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital, said his wife.
This correspondent spoke to Miraj at the hospital in the afternoon. He said he and his wife were returning from Primary Teachers' Training Institute in the city when Md Rahim, a sub-inspector of Rangpur Sadar Police Station, intercepted them and allegedly attacked him.
Later, he took Miraj to the police station and beat him, he alleged.
Officer-in-Charge Babul Mia said Miraj was brought to the police station over a land dispute. He was later released.
He, however, denied that Miraj was assaulted. Sub-inspector Md Rahim could not be contacted for comments.
When asked, DC Enamul Habib said action will be taken after an inquiry.
The staff at the DC office protested the incident.