Court takes charges into cognizance over assaulting woman by policemen

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A Jhenaidah court on Tuesday took cognizance of the charges against eight police personnel over assaulting woman, demanding extortion and giving threat to evict a family from their land, reports UNB.

The court also ordered Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the incident and submit its report within 30 days.

Golam Sheikh of Hamdampur village of Shailkupa upazila filed a complaint petition with the court of Shailkupa judicial magistrate Kazi Ashrafuzzaman against sub-inspector Ilias Mollah of Kochua investigation centre and seven others police personnel.

Later, the court took the cognizance of the charges and ordered PBI to look into the matter.

The court also ordered the authorities concern to ensure the security to the defendants.

According to the court statement, the accused police personnel went to the ancestral home of Golam Sheikh and tried to evict them.

The accused also assaulted the wife of Golam Sheikh while she was trying to protest the cops.

The police personnel also carried out vandalism at the home and demanded extortion of Tk 100,000 from them.

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