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12:00 AM, September 26, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 26, 2011

Cops beat up 3 for refusal to pay toll

Police beat up and broke hands of two people and injured another allegedly for refusing to give them Tk 5,000 in extortion. The incident happened in Manikganj on Saturday night.
The victims are vegetable traders Harun-ar-Rashid and Ekhlas Mia, and truck driver Shahid.
Rashid and Shahid are undergoing treatment at Enam Clinic in Savar. Each of them got his left hand broken, clinic sources told The Daily Star.
Rashid said some policemen stopped their vegetable-laden truck at Shaheed Rafique Bridge under Singair upazila on their way to Dhaka from Singair around 10:00pm on Saturday.
Ranjit Kumar Das, sub-inspector of Singair Police Station, demanded the papers of the truck. Although the driver produced “valid” papers, Ranjit demanded Tk 5,000 from them, Rashid added.
Refused, the policemen started beating them with rifle and sticks, breaking his and Shahid's hands.
On information, locals rushed to the spot and besieged the policemen. Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of the station, also went to the scene to bring the situation under control.
Shafiqul said the three were “slightly beaten” by on-duty police, as the truck driver refused to show the papers.
Rashid lodged a compliant with the Manikganj police superintendent against the policemen including Ranjit.
Despite repeated attempts by the correspondent, district Police Superintendent Mohammad Ali Mia did not pick up his phone.

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