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Banani police SI closed for snatching gold bars

Update : 16 Feb 2016, 09:40 PM

A sub-inspector of the Banani police station Ashraful Islam was closed yesterday for his reported involvement in snatching gold bars from a person in Old Town area of the city.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Maruf Hossain Sarder confirmed the withdrawal of the sub-inspector.

Meanwhile, Bangshal police station Sub-Inspector Helal Uddin yesterday filed a case with the station against Ashraful and Abdur Razzaq, an informer of police.

Police also filed a case against Rezaul, from whom the gold bars were snatched, under the Special Power Act on charge of gold smuggling.

All of them were detained by police when Ashraful and Abdur Razzaq on Monday snatched away five gold bars from Rezaul Karim in North South Road of Bangshal in Old Town.

Rezaul was going to Jessore with 900 kilogrammes of gold from the capital’s Tantibazar area. SI Ashraful along with his informant Abdur Razzak stopped Rezaul in front of New Suveccha Hotel on the North South Road in Bangshal around 7pm on Monday and tried to snatch the gold.

When the businessman shouted, people caught both of them from the area. Later, Bangshal police patrol team took them to the police station. Police also recovered the snatched gold bars from their possession.

Three-member investigation committee formed

Meanwhile, the DMP has formed a three-member committee to investigate the incident, Maruf said.

The committee members are – DMP Joint Commissioner Belalur Rahman, Lalbagh Zone Deputy Commissioner Mofizuddin Ahmed and DMP DB Deputy Commissioner Mashrukur Rahman.

Court granted remand

A Dhaka court of Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud yesterday granted 3-day remand for SI Ashraful, police source Abdur Razzak and five days remand for gold bars bearer Rezaul Karim.

Police Inspector Sheikh Mohammad Nasiruddin of Bangshal police station, also investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court seeking a 7-day remand for interrogation. 

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