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A Tk 80 lakh extortion case was filed against Moheshpur Thana Awami League (AL) secretary Moyjuddin Hamid and 17 others yesterday.

Moheshpur Upazila Sreenathpur Baor (water body) Fisheries Project president Ezzat Ali filed the extortion case with Jhenidah magistrate court.

Other accused are: Abdul Mannan, Ashraf Ali, Ibrahim, Amir Hamza, Mohiuddin, Hannan, Golam Murtoza, Badiuzzaman, Moyesuddin, Khairul Islam, Momin, Haider, Bisharat, Sirajul, Eazul, Shukur Ali and Siraj.

The plaintiff alleged that the members of the project cultivated fish worth TK 90 lakh after taking lease of the water body from government. But the accused demanded Tk 50 lakh toll from them. The accused also threatened to kill them for their failure to pay the amount. Accordingly, they paid to Moyjuddin Tk 30 lakh. As they failed to pay the rest amount, the accused looted fish worth Tk 50 lakh from the 'baor'.

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