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Uttara west police OC, 3 other cops sued over trader's death

  • Published at 05:42 pm January 16th, 2020
Alamgir Hossain
Alamgir Hossain Collected

Alo Begum, the wife of deceased Alamgir Hossain, lodged the case with Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on Wednesday

A case has been filed with a Dhaka court against the officer-in-charge (OC) of Uttara west police station and three other policemen over the death of a small trader who was allegedly beaten in police custody last month.

Alo Begum, the wife of deceased Alamgir Hossain, lodged the case with Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on Wednesday, according to Additional Public Prosecutor Tapas Kumar Pal.

The four accused in the case are Uttara west police OC Tapan Chandra Saha, Sub-Inspector (SI) Md Mizanur Rahman, Assistant SI Nazmul, and Constable Md Sohag.

Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the court recorded the plaintiff’s statement, but adjourned afterwards leaving an order pending.

The court’s Administrative Officer Anwar Hossain confirmed filing of the case, but added that the court was yet to take it into cognizance.


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According to Alo and the case details, SI Mizanur detained Alamgir on charges of being a yaba dealer from near the Gausul Azam Bridge in Uttara Sector 7 on the night of December 16 last year.

Alamgir spoke to her over the phone from police custody later that night and asked her to send Tk50,000 cash to the police station, which she did via a courier.

However, the 38-year-old trader was not released. Police accused him in a narcotics case and produced him before a court the next day, which then sent him to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.

Alamgir died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on December 21, while undergoing treatment, after spending four days in custody of Uttara west police and in Dhaka Central Jail. His wife Alo alleged that the man was mercilessly beaten up at the police station and that led to his death.