A tea stall owner filed a case with a Dhaka metropolitan magistrate’s court against three cops of Bhatara police station in Dhaka and a member of Ansar Battalion accusing them of demanding money threatening to kill her in ‘gunfight’.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Jakir Hossain Tipu, after recording the deposition of tea stall owner Makusuda Begum of Baridhara under Bhatara police station, ordered the Detective Branch of police to investigate the matter.
The case was filed against Bhatara police station sub-inspector Hasan Masud, constable Jakir Hossain, their car driver who is an unnamed constable and an unnamed Ansur member.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff runs a tea stall Block-J of Baridhara area.
On May 30, the accused went to her tea stall and demanded Tk 10,000. As she declined, the accused demolished the tea stall and took away all the cigarette packets.
As the witness of the case, a photojournalist, asked the cops about the causes of the vandalism, the accused threatened them, saying that if the shop owner failed to pay the money and if anyone supported her, they would be implicated in drugs cases and killed in ‘gunfight’.
The plaintiff later went to Bhatara police station for filling the case and then the police officials threatened to kill her in ‘gunfight’, she stated in the complaint.
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