Woman robbed off Tk 3 lakh in Cox's Bazar, 3 cops held
Published : Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 at 7:15 PM Count : 321
Three policemen including a sub-inspector have been detained for allegedly looting Tk 3 lakh from a woman at gunpoint at Sadar upazila in Cox's Bazar district.
Detained persons are sub-inspector Noor-e-Khoda Siddiqui, constables Aminul Momin, and Mamun Molla. They all were posted at Cox's Bazar town police outpost.
Quoting locals, additional superintendent of Cox's Bazar police (ASP) Rafiqul Islam said the policemen in plainclothed looted Tk 3 lakh from trader Reaz Ahmed's wife Rozina Khatun at gunpoint at Madhyam Kutubdiapara area in the district town on Monday night.
Locals caught one of the policemen, made a call to national emergency number 999, and informed about the incident.
Being informed, police went to the spot and then took the detained policemen into custody.
Besides, two more policemen were detained.
Cox's Bazar Sadar Model Police Station's officer-in-charge Monirul Gias said that a case was recorded against the arrested policemen under the Speedy Trial Tribunal Act.
Besides, all the three policemen were suspended from their services.
Victim Rozina Akter said the incident happened after she returned home taking Tk 3 lakh from one of her relatives to buy goods for her shop. As she entered her house, three plainclothed men coming on board an autorickshaw entered her house and put a pistol on her head. When one of them tried to take the money away from her, she held him from behind. At that time, one of them hit her out with a pistol. Hearing the hue and cry, locals approched to them. Suddenly, two of the persons fled the spot. One of them was later detained and handed over to police.
Following the incident, Rozina Akter filed a case with Cox's Bazar Sadar Police Station.