Probe by CID cop's sexual harassment of girl: HC

Probe by CID cop’s sexual harassment of girl: HC


The High Court on Tuesday directed for conducting investigation by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police into the sexual harassment of a girl by a policeman in Pirojpur. Passing the order, an HC bench comprising Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarker also asked police to submit the probe report to it on May 20. The court  also ordered the police super of Pirojpur to keep the case under special watch. Earlier, on March 19, the HC asked assistant sub-inspector Abdur Rahman of Nazirpur Police Station, two madrasah teachers Mojahidul Islam Miah Jafar and Asim Mistri to appear before the court on April 8. As per the court order, police produced the ASI and Mojahidul Islam before it on Tuesday. Following a writ petition filed in the form of public interest litigation, the court had also issued a rule upon the government to explain as to why the torture of two teenagers, violation of the girl of them and forcing them into child marriage should not be declared illegal. The court also asked the petitioner to produce the victims of on the day and ordered police to provide cooperation in this regard. Ain O Salish Kendra filed the writ petition attaching a report tiled, ‘Girl goes thru’ horrific abuse’, published in a national English daily. The report says Abdus Salam who used to teach Arabic in a local mosque sexually harassed the 13-year-old girl whereby he was suspended two years ago. While the girl was going to a village fair along with a van-puller boy of her age on March 12, Salam’s son Jafar and his associates forcibly took them to Rajlaxmi Health Complex in the district town where they called police and handed them over to the law enforcers. However, ASI Abdur Rahman forced them to take off their clothes and simulate sexual gesture. The policeman took still and video footages of the scene and spread those through cell phones. Worst, the girl was handcuffed and violated in another room, alleged the victim. Later, the girl was married to the boy against their will without any registration. The teenage girl and boy were released after their families paid Tk 3,500 in fine. – UNB


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