Eight police closed for torturing journalist

Our Correspondent | Published: 20:34, Mar 13,2018 | Updated: 00:04, Mar 14,2018


Sumon Hasan, cameraperson of private television channel DBC News, narrates his ordeal before senior journalists and police officers at Barisal DB office on Tuesday.-- New Age photo

Eight members of detective branch of Barisal Metropolitan Police have been closed on Tuesday afternoon for torturing Sumon Hasan, cameraperson of private television channel DBC News.

Nasir Uddin Mallik, assistant commissioner of DB, said sub-inspector Abul Bashar, two assistant sub-inspectors and five constables of the team were among the closed persons.

An investigation committee would also be formed to probe the matter, Nasir Uddin added.

Golam Rouf, deputy commissioner of BMP, assured that strict action would be taken according to the report of the investigation team.

Tortured journalist Sumon said a team of DB police was operating an anti-drug drive at Beauty Cinema Road of the city and he rushed there to collect the news.

As he sought some information from the team giving his professional identity, they assaulted Sumon there took him to DB office at Battala and severely tortured him there.

Hearing the news, journalists rushed the DB office and contacted with senior officials of BMP including Uttam Kumar Pal, deputy commissioner (DB) of BMP.

Sumon described the facts before the senior police officials and journalists showing marks of injuries on the body.

From there, Sumon was taken to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital and admitted there for treatment.

Barisal Reporters Unity, Barisal Press Club, Photo Journalist Association, condemning the torture demanded exemplary punishment of the persons responsible.

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