Mob beats 6 ‘extortionists’ in Sylhet

Mob beats 6 ‘extortionists’ in Sylhet

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An angry mob beat up mercilessly six suspected criminals as they allegedly attempted to raise toll from some shops forcibly in Baluchar area of Sylhet city on Saturday evening.  Among the six was a leader of the ruling party’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League, sources said.The alleged extortionists were identified as Anny, Kawser, Naim, Samad, Shamim and Anas.Locals said a gang of criminals, numbering nine, led by Anny and Mahmud, went to collect toll from different shops in Baluchar area at 5.00 pm.Informed, a group of locals caught them and handed over them to police after giving them a severe thrashing.Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Shahporan police station, confirmed the incident.But the OC denied that they took the accused to the police station.The accused fled the scene before police visited the spot, he said. -UNB, Sylhet

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