A police constable has been closed for handcuffing a man and robbing him of Tk50,000 at the Kalna ferry ghat in Kashiani of Gopalganj.
The accused is constable Sujit Kumar Biswas. He was withdrawn on Friday.
Victim Ujjal Sharif, 38, said: “I was coming back from Narail with the money and some sweets. A man stopped me and claimed to be a police official. He handcuffed him near Kalna ferry ghat and snatched the money with the help of some of his aides.
"They later released me upon requests by the locals."
He alleged that many people had fallen victim to such incidents in the area.
AKM Ali Noor Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kashiani police, said: “The constable has been withdrawn. We are investigating the allegations against him.”