Court sends bank official to jail over rape threat to AC (Land)
Published : Monday, 30 March, 2020 at 11:11 PM Count : 184
JASHORE: A court here on Monday sent a private commercial bank official to jail for allegedly threatening to rape former assistant commissioner (Land) of Monirampur upazila Sayeema Hasan.
Zafar Ahmed, regional head of Agent Banking Division of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited, was sent to jail after police produced him before Jashore Senior Judicial Magistrate Court seeking five days' remand for questioning, said Sub Inspector (investigation) Zahir Raihan of Monirampur Police Station.
Son of Abu Baqar Siddique of Jatrabari in Dhaka, Zafar Ahmed had allegedly threatened to rape Sayeema Hasan for humiliating three older adults during a mobile court operation at Chinatola Bazar under Monirampur upazila in broad-daylight for not wearing face masks.
He was arrested from his residence at Jatrabari in Dhaka on Sunday after Sayeema Hasan filed a case against him and several others with Monirampur Police Station over posting the rape threat on Facebook. He was later handed over to Monirampur police.
On Friday, AC (Land) Sayeema Hasan punished three elderly people asking them to get up and down holding their ears. She also took the photos of the elderly men on her mobile phone and then uploaded to the upazila's government website. On the following day, the Ministry of Public Administration withdrew Sayeema Hasan and attached her to the Khulna Divisional Commissioner's office.
Public Administration ministry's secretary said departmental action would be initiated against Sayeema Hasan after opening of the office for her 'undesirable misconduct.'
The AC (Land)'s misconduct has seriously tarnished the image of the government as she came under widespread criticism after the photos humiliating the three elderly men in Monirampur upazila went viral on social media.