Accused police official Mosharraf Hossain was working as a sub-inspector at the Banaripara police station
A police official has been closed and forced to return bribe money in the Banaripara Upazila of Barisal on Sunday night.
Accused police official Mosharraf Hossain was working as a sub-inspector at the Banaripara police station.
Local lawmaker from the Barisal-2 constituency Shahe Alam on Monday said Sima Pandey, a pesticide retailer of the Murarbari Bazar under the Bisharkandi Union, on Sunday claimed before him that a Banaripara police team led by Sub Inspector Mosharraf Hossain raided her business on January 26, seized two bottles of expired pesticide from the shop, and threatened to arrest her before demanding Tk50,000 as a bribe.
Sima Pandey paid Tk30,000 to Sub Inspector Mosharraf Hossain and promised to pay the remaining Tk20,000 on Sunday.
Upon hearing the allegation, the lawmaker asked Akramul Hasan, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) of the Banaripara police station, to take action regarding the matter.
Barisal police Superintendent (SP) Saiful Islam said Mosharraf Hossain was subsequently forced to return the Tk30,000 he had taken and closed to Barisal district police line late on Sunday night
Departmental action will also be taken against Mosharraf, the SP added.
Mosharraf Hossain could not be reached for comment by phone despite repeated attempts.