Satkhira BCL leader accused of extortion

20th March, 2019 10:01:49 printer

SATKHIRA: Bangladesh Chhatra League’s district unit general secretary was accused of mugging and extortion by a local leader of ruling Awami League’s municipal unit on Tuesday night, reports UNB.

Aminur Rahman, treasurer of Awami League’s Satkhira municipality unit and also the vice-president of Sultanpur Boro Fisheries Traders Association, filed a complaint against Syed Sadiqur Rahman, general secretary of district unit Chhatra League, at the sadar police station.

According to the complaint, Sadiqur contacted Aminur around Tuesday noon. The Chhatra League leader told him to come to veterinary hospital and demanded Tk 5 lakh in extortion.

Aminur claimed Sadiqur assaulted him and tried to kill him. The Chhatra League leader and his cohorts snatched Tk 2 lakh from him and asked him to pay Tk 3 lakh the following day. They also warned Aminur against contacting police.

The complainant claimed pedestrians and police rescued him hearing his screams.

But Sadiqur rejected the allegations and claimed Aminur was a ‘drug trader’. “I did not extort money from anyone. Aminur’s complaint is false,” he said.

Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said they would take legal actions after investigating the complaint.