Four members of Shayestaganj Highway Police have been withdrawn after a journalist was beaten up in Habiganj’s Bahubal Upazila. They are Sub-Inspector (SI) Hasan Ali, Constable Ferdous, Kabir and Mamun.
They were withdrawn by the superintendent of highway police on Sunday (March 13) evening. Officer-in-charge (OC) of Shayestaganj Highway Police Station Mainul Islam confirmed the matter.
It is learned that on Friday (March 11) at noon, on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Lohakhla area of Bahubal upazila, an easybike was seized by the patrolling policemen and they demanded Tk 3,000. Local news activist Chadikur Rahman was videotaping the matter on his mobile phone. At that time he had an argument with the police. At one stage, he was beaten by patrolling policemen including SI Hasan Ali.
The leaders of Bahubal Press Club demanded a proper investigation and action against the accused. The four accused policemen were later withdrawn on Sunday evening.