A member of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and his four accomplices were arrested from Sonargaon upazila in Naryanganj district on Saturday on charge of extortion.The arrestees are constable Humayun Kabir, 30, of Rab-13 in Rangpur, microbus driver Mahbubul Islam,30, Md Hasanuzzaman, 29, Shaheda, 45, and Amzad Hossain, 32.
Sources at the Rab-11 battalion said one Mohsin of Asariar char of Sonargaon upazila was implicated in a case filed by his wife Shilpy Akhter over a family feud last year.
Constable Humayun Kabir contacted Mohsin saying that her wife lodged a complaint with Rab-11 battalion headquarters against him and he will be arrested in this connection, said Lt Commander Md Gulzar Hossain of Rab-11.
As Mohsin wanted to settle the problem through negotiations, constable Humayun demanded huge money from him. Mohsin gave him around Tk 3.5 lakh to Humayun in phases, Md Gulzar Hossain added.
Finally, Mohsin informed the Rab-11 about the matter when constable Humayun demanded more money from him although Mohsin’s wife withdrew the case.
When constable Humayun and his four accomplices went to Asariar char from Rangpur around 11:00 am, an operational team of Rab-11 arrested them.