Vol. 5 Num 558 Wed. December 21, 2005  
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2 cops sued for extortion

A rickshaw garage owner in Mirpur yesterday filed an extortion case against two policemen and their three informers with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Dhaka.

Mohammad Abdul Goni of Chhoto Diabari in Mirpur accused the cops and their informers of extorting Tk 5,000 and demanding more from him.

The accused are Sub-inspector (SI) Rezaul Karim of Mirpur Police Station, SI Waziullah of Detective Branch (DB) of police and the informers Babul, Babu and Tamanna.

Goni in the complaint said SI Rezaul, Babul, and Tamanna picked up his son Anwar Hossain in front of Sony Cinema and demanded Tk 25,000 for his release around 11:00pm on November 25.

As Goni refused to give the sum, they took his son to Mirpur Police Station.

The complainant said he gave the SI Tk 5,000 through Babul and Tamanna. But the cop forwarded Anwar to the magistrate's court, showing him arrested under section 75 of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Ordinance.

On December 17, SI Waziullah and Babu seized a rickshaw from his (Goni) garage and demanded Tk 30,000. Refused, the accused threatened to implicate him in a dozen cases with different police stations, the complainant added.

Following the hearing, Metropolitan Magistrate AJM Abdullahel Baqui took the complaint into cognisance and directed the DB deputy commissioner (DC) to submit a report after an investigation.