Two police officials have been closed to Chattogram police lines on charges of taking extortion from two beauty parlours in the port city.
Sub-inspector Golam Faruk Bhuyan and Assistant Sub-inspector Faisal Hossain Murad of Kotwali Police Station were discharged of their duties, UNB reports quoting Mehedi Mohsin, officer-in-charge of the police station.
On July 4, police in a drive arrested 14 girls and four young men on charges of committing unsocial activities in two beauty parlours, Spriha Parlour and Aroma Thai Spa, of Station Road in the port city.
But the two cops took Tk 1 lakh from the owners of the beauty parlours as extortion, alleged Jahangir Alam, manager of Aroma Thai Spa.
However, on the next day, all of the detainees were produced before a local court. Later, they were released after paying a fine of Tk 100 each.
Meanwhile, after investigating the matter, the Chattogram Metropolitan Police decided to withdraw the two police officials, according to sources.
When contacted, Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-charge Mehedi Mohsin said the two police officials were withdrawn for administrative reasons.