The Bangladesh Bank governor today in a letter called upon the police chief to ensure justice for alleged police torture of an official of the central bank.
Mentioning that the BB official was subject to abusive words and tortured without any offence, Atiur Rahman demanded exemplary punishment to the responsible police officer after an investigation.
“I am requesting you (police chief) to ensure exemplary punishment to the sub-inspector after an investigation so that not only the BB official but also no innocent people become victims of torture in the future,” the BB chief said in the letter.
General Manager AFM Asaduzzaman of the central bank confirmed The Daily Star that the BB chief sent a demy official (DO) letter to Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque in this regard.
Golam Rabbi, an assistant director of the central bank, was allegedly tortured by police on Saturday night.
According to the victim, Sub-inspector Masud Shikder of Mohammadpur Police Station and his team beat him up for Tk 5 lakh, on Taj Mahal Road. The officer also threatened to kill Rabbi in “crossfire” and falsely implicate him in narcotics case.
Masud was closed on Monday.
Meanwhile, the traumatised official was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday with pain in the head and shoulder.
He was admitted to the casualty ward.