The suspended police officials allegedly detained a man and demanded Tk10 lakh as ransom
Seven members of the Detective Branch (DB) of Police in Khulna were suspended on Monday over an accusation of detaining a man and collecting ransom.
The suspended police officials are: Sub-Inspector (SI) Md Lutfar Rahman Nir, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) KM Hasanuzzaman, ASI Sheikh Saidur Rahman, ASI Gazi Sazzadul Islam, Constable Md Kamruzzaman, Constable Md Jamiul Hasan Imon and Constable Md Rubel.
Superintendent of Police in Khulna, SM Shafiullah confirmed the incident.
He said: "The police men were suspended because of the allegation of illegal money transactions (collecting ransom). We are currently following a zero tolerance policy regarding this kind of acts from members of the police.
"There will be an investigation. If the allegations are found to be true they will be discharged."
According to police sources, the suspected police officials had recently conducted a drive at Abdullah Motors,a motorcycle showroom, in the Chuknagar area of the Dumuria upazila. They reportedly detained the owner's son after picking him up from there and demanded Tk10 lakh as ransom. Later the detainee was released when Tk5 lakh was paid by his family.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Anichur Rahman said: "The suspension is in effect from the afternoon of September 30. The suspended officials were sent to Khulna Police Lines."