Expatriate alleges harassment by police in Noakhali
A Bangladeshi expatriate living in the USA yesterday alleged that the police in Noakhali are harassing him and favouring the criminals who filed a 'false case' against him.
Nizam Uddin of Begumganj made the allegations at a press conference at the auditorium of Crime Reporters' Association of Bangladesh in the city.
He also sought intervention of the authorities concerned in addressing the issue.
Nizam said Manjur Kader Swapan of Anantapur village filed a case with Sudharam Police Station in November last year alleging that he (Nizam) took Tk 12 lakh from Manjur in January last year but did not pay back.
Manjur also produced two judicial stamp papers on which a deed regarding the money was prepared, but he forged his (Nizam) signature on the stamp papers, Nizam said.
He also said that the stamp papers were sold on November 11, 2009, while the papers show that the deed was signed on January 4, 2009, which clearly proves that the signature was forged.
But the police arrested him instead of the criminals and put pressure on him to pay bribes, Nizam added.
He also said that he filed a case with a Noakhali court against Swapan for forging the signature.
When contacted, Investigation officer of the case sub-inspector Kamaruzzaman of Sudharam police station said that he found the allegation of Swapan true and filed the charge sheet some 12 days ago.
At the press conference, Nizam said he has been living in America since 1990. He returned to Bangladesh in 2008 to invest his money to create job opportunities for his relatives and local people.