2 journos sent to jail in extortion case
Two journalists, arrested in extortion case in Naogao's Porsha upazila, were sent to jail on Thursday.
The journalists are: executive editor of a Rajshahi-based newpaper Masud Rana,40, and its staff reporter Rabiul Islam,30.
Local people caught the duo red handed while taking toll from an excavator driver at Kushumkunda village in Porsha on Wednesday afternoon.
They also seized a private car and Tk 30,000 from their possessions.
Later, they were handed over to the police.
Chhaor union chairman Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed said one Quamruzzaman was excavating a pond at Kushumkunda village on Wednesday afternoon.
At that time, the two persons identifying themselves as journalists threatened Qamruzzaman and took Tk 30,000 from him.
As he came to know the matter, Qamruzzaman alongwith some villagers chased the journalists and held them with a private car and money and then handed them over to police, said the UP chairman.