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Death in police custody: 2 cops withdrawn in Gazipur

GreenWatch Desk Police 2023-01-18, 10:52pm


Two policemen of Gazipur Metropolitan Police were withdrawn from their duty on Wednesday over the death of a trader in police custody.

The policemen are Mahbub and Nurul Islam, both assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) of Bason Police Station, Gazipur Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (Crime) Abu Torab Mohammad Shamsur Rahman told UNB.

Meanwhile, a three-member probe committee headed by Additional Police Commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police Md Delwar Hossain has been formed to investigate this incident, he added.

Local people said a team of police from Bason Police Station arrested four people from Bhogra bypass area on January 14 on charges of gambling.

Later, police released three of them except Rabiul Islam, 40, a resident of Peyara Bagan in Gazipur city.

On Tuesday night, police went to the house of Rabiul and took a signature of his wife on a white paper, they said.

Soon after that, Rabiul’s wife came to know that Rabiul died in the night.

Enraged by the death of Rabiul, local people, equipped with sticks, put up barricades on Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Mymensingh highways on Wednesday morning, disrupting traffic movement, reports UNB.