A case has been filed against Savar police station officer-in-charge FM Shahid Hossain, three other police offices and four other people for reportedly robbing, intimidating and torturing a human rights activist.
Editor of monthly Manabadhikar Khabar Riaz Uddin filed the case with the court of senior judicial magistrate Kamrunnahar in Dhaka on Thursday.
The judge recorded plaintiff’s statement and asked the Dhaka district additional superintendent of police to investigate the allegations.
The plaintiff complained that the OC and other police officers did not recorded the complaints he had made against a group of people, who allegedly lured him to a house at Savar and later robbed him of cash and other valuables.
He also claimed that the police officers, being bribed by the gang, intimidated him into leaving the police station without giving him any chance to seek justice.
The accused are Savar police station OC FM Shahid Hossain, inspector Zakaria, sub-inspector Polly and Tannery police outpost sub-inspector Enamul Haque, and suspected fraudsters Rina alias Brishti, her husband Sudhangsha Roy, Nayan Kumar and Roni.
According to the case details, Brishti requested Riaz Uddin to visit her and publish a report on her as she was struggling with a minor boy.
Riaz Uddin claimed that he, according to Brishti’s information, went to Hemayetpur at Savar at 1:00pm on February 3 to see her and to collect information.
As he turned up, a group of people ambushed and beat him.
They snatched Tk 3,000, his mobile, camera and ATM card using which they also cashed out Tk 6,000 from his account.
Though initially the attackers demanded Tk 10 lakh ransom form his relatives for his release, later they released him at 4:00pm.
Riaz then went to Savar police station and sought help.
Later, according to his information, SI Enamul Haque went to Hemayetpur and picked up the suspects.
But in police station, officers asked Riaz to settle the dispute immediately.
As he refused, they threatened to incriminate him with rape charges, claimed Riaz.
He, however, managed to get out of the police station giving signature on a white paper, he claimed.
Riaz also complained that he had information that the officers had taken Tk 5 lakh as bribe from the suspects.
His lawyer Syeda Farida Yasmin said that the plaintiff also filed a complaint with Dhaka superintendent of police.
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