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Vol. 5 Num 994 Sun. March 18, 2007  
   
General


Cop suspended for aiding extortionists


A sub-inspector (SI) of Mirpur Police Station was suspended yesterday after an official investigation found him involved in aiding a gang of three youths who tried to extort money from a fruit vendor.

Mirpur police said SI Aslam Uddin was suspended as he tried to favour the three extortionists instead of arresting them.

The three identifying themselves as police informants tried to extort money from fruit vendor Monir Hossain near the roundabout at Mirpur-10 on Friday.

Police officials investigated the incident following a complaint.

However, Aslam was finally compelled to pick up the extortionists under pressure from local traders and people. But at the same time, he also took the innocent fruit vendor to the police station.