OC's photo session with accused; Complainant in fear
Photograph of Patuakhali's Baufal Police Station OC Mostafizur Rahman with some accused in a case filed under Speedy Trial Tribunal Act went viral on social media.
Moreover, the selfie and status of the accused persons praising the OC also created concern among the public mind.
According to local sources, a programme was organised on Sunday afternoon by Baufal Police Station to celebrate Bangladesh's graduation from the LDC where accused in drugs and mugging cases including four accused in a Speedy Trial Tribunal Act case were present. None of the accused got bail.
Those found in the photograph were accused in a case filed over the attack on the house of one Mizan Mridha at Botkazal village on February 13.
Mizan filed a complaint with a Patuakhali court on February 18. Later, the court ordered the Baufal OC to take a case . The case was recorded on February 28.
The accused are Foyez Biswas, Mamun Hawlader, Kabir Mridha, Hasan dafadar and Alauddin.
The accused also shared a group photo and their selfies with the OC from their facebook accounts.
According to police, accused Kabir was caught by police twice with huge Yaba pills. He is an accused in a number of cases while Hasan was in jail after being arrested during mugging.
Expressing his fear over the photo session of a police officer with the accused, complainant Mizan cast doubt over fair investigation of the case.
Contacted, OC Mostafizur Rahman said, "People from different strata joined the programme. Many took photograph with me.I didn't recognise who was an accused or not."