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Cop assaults colleague mistaking him for BNP man in Moulvibazar

  • Published at 03:19 pm December 13th, 2019
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Moulvibazar Model police station Officer-in-Charge(OC) Alamgir Hossain seen beating constable of Special Branch(SB) of police Abul Bashar, mistaking him for a BNP man in Moulvibazar municipality on Thursday, December 12, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

This weird incident sprang up when a group of BNP leaders and activists gathered in the area around 10am on Thursday

Moulvibazar Model police station Officer-in-Charge(OC) Jahangir Alom mistook a constable of Special Branch(SB) of police for a BNP man and assaulted him in Choumuna area of Moulvibazar municipality.

This weird incident sprang up when a group of BNP leaders and activists gathered in the area around 10am on Thursday, to bring out a rally after the Supreme Court rejected BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. 

The constable was identified as Abul Bashar who was also deployed in the area.

Abul Bashar said: "I, along with another colleague Abu Taher, went to the Choumuna area to collect information and take photos . At one point, OC Jahangir Alam started beating me from behind. 

OC Jahangir Alom said: "The incident happened when we were dispersing the BNP activists and leaders. It is very shameful to elaborate on the incident."

When contacted, Moulvibazar Superintendent of Police (SP) Faruk Ahmad said: "Police were deployed there to disperse a political program, and the incident happened because of a misunderstanding."