Court takes cognisance of charge over woman assault

Published: February 14, 2018 14:15:18 | Updated: February 14, 2018 17:59:53

A court in Jhenaidah on Tuesday took cognisance of the charges against eight police personnel for assaulting a woman, demanding extortion and threatening to evict her family.

The court also ordered Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the incident and submit its report within 30 days.

Golam Sheikh of Hamdampur village of Shailkupa upazila filed a complaint with the court of Shailkupa Judicial Magistrate Kazi Ashrafuzzaman against sub-inspector Ilias Mollah of Kochua investigation centre and seven other police personnel.

Later, the court took the cognisance of the charges and ordered PBI to look into the matter. It also ordered the authorities concerned to ensure security of the defendants, reports UNB.

According to the court statement, the accused police personnel went to the ancestral home of Golam Sheikh and tried to evict his family.

They assaulted his wife as she tried to protest this. They also carried out vandalism and demanded extortion of Tk 0.1 million.

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