Police submit charge sheet against Rab men
Police submitted a charge sheet on Thursday against seven people including former commanding officer of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Lt Col (sacked) Zulfiqar Ali Majumder and former Rab officer Flight Lt Shiekh Mahmudul Hasan for their alleged involvement in looting Tk 2.07 crore from a shrine in Chittagong.
Abdus Samad, inspector (investigation) of Anwara Police Station, submitted the charge sheet to Chittagong Judicial Magistrate Court.
The other accused are Rab Deputy assistant Director (DAD) Abul Bashar, Sub-Inspector Tarun Kumar Basu, and Rab's former sources Dider-ul-Alam, Anwar Miah and Manab Barua.
According to the case statement, members of Rab in plainclothes on November 4 last year entered the shrine Talsara Darbar Sharif and kept Pir Ahammed Safa Shah confined to a room at gunpoint.
They smashed open three cupboards and took away the cash that was kept there.
Four months later, driver of the shrine Idris Ali filed a robbery case with Anwara Police Station accusing 10 Rab men and two of their informants.
The others were not included in the charge sheet, as their involvement in the incident was not proved, said Samad.