Police officer sent to jail in extortion case

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet

05Sylhet metropolitan magistrate court on Thursday ordered a police officer be sent to jail on charge of taking extortion from a physician.
Court sources said physician AKM Nurul Ambia filed an extortion case with the court against Masud Rana, a sub-inspector of Kotwali police, on September 21, 2015.
The plaintiff of the case alleged that a three-member team of police led by Masud Rana went to search Ambia’s residence of Kharpara in the city in the early hours of August 29, 2015, demanding to search the house for a suspect in a case.
After threatening Ambia with arrest and indictment in a criminal case, Masud Rana forced him to pay Take 10,000 in cash and provide a blank cheque on his bank account after putting his signature on it, he alleged in his statement in the case.
On Thursday morning, Masud surrender to the chief metropolitan magistrate court after filing a bail prayer in the case.
The chief magistrate Saifuzzaman Hiru held a hearing on the prayer at noon and ordered the police officer sent to jail, rejecting the bail petition, the court sources said.
Earlier in September last year, the Sylhet Metropolitan Police suspended SI Masud and two constables, Abdul Kuddus and Manoranjan, as the allegations brought against them were found to be true during the police investigation.
The Kotwali police officer-in-charge Sohel Ahmad confirmed to New Age the news of the order issued by the court against Masud and said he was closed to the police line till now.

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