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2 jailed for case filed for snatching $18,800

  • Published at 10:21 pm September 19th, 2019

HS Money Exchange owner Elias filed the case in 2017

A Dhaka court has sentenced two persons, including a suspended Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Alamgir Hossain of Uttara East police station, to two-year imprisonment in a case lodged over snatching $18,800 in 2017.

The other convict is Masum Billah of North Shimulia village under Dohar police station of Dhaka district.

Judge Devdas Chandra Adhikari of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 passed the order on Thursday in presence of both the convicts. 

The court also fined them Tk5,000 each and they have to suffer one more month in imprisonment in default.

One Elias, owner of HS Money Exchange, filed the case in 2017.

According to the case documents, a duo identifying themselves as members of Detective Branch (DB) of Police, picked up Elias from Uttara’s Rajlakkhi area on April 4, 2017.

They blindfolded Elias and tried to snatch $18,800 from his possession. As Elias started screaming for help, locals came to the rescue and the muggers tried to drive the car on them. Locals managed to detain Masum and rescue Elias.

In the primary interrogation of police, Masum said ASI Alamgir Hossain is one of their cohorts. Masum also gave confessional statement before court. Police later arrested Alamgir.

The court on June 19, 2017 framed charges against Alamgir and Masum and passed the judgment in the case, after examining 10 of the 16 witnesses.