Friday, 30 September, 2022

ASI remanded over attempt to frame innocent in drugs case

ASI remanded over attempt to frame innocent in drugs case

A Dhaka court placed three people including assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Pallabi Police Station Mahbubul Alam on two-day remand each in a case lodged over their alleged attempt to frame one innocent man in a drugs case by putting yaba tablets into his pocket.

The other two remanded accused are- Md Rubel and Md Sohel Rana, informants of ASI Mahbubul Alam.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Sheikh Sadi passed the order as police produced the trio before the court and pleaded to place them on seven-day remand each. The defence however, argued for quashing the remand plea and setting the accused free on bail.

The three accused recently stopped pedestrian Khalilur Rahman near Cantonment Rail Station. ASI Mahbubul took the packet of yaba tablets from one of his informants and put it into the pocket of Khalilur. In spite of detaining him from Khilkhet area, Mahbubul showed Khalil arrested at his police station.

The CCTV footage of the whole incident however, was broadcasted in TV news, making the police to file case against one of their own. Cantonment Police filed the case under narcotics control act against Mahbubul and two of his cronies.