An inquiry committee has been constituted in connection with the ‘extortion’ complaint against two traffic police officers in Netrakona. The inquiry report has been asked to be submitted within three working days.
Earlier, the workers of CNG autorickshaws protested by blocking the road in Netrakona demanding the end of extortion, the case and the withdrawal of two officials. After this, Traffic Inspector Mridul Ranjan Das of Netrakona Police was transferred to Sherpur and TSI Akbar Hossain was transferred to Fakir Bazar Police Investigation Center in Netrakona.
District Police Spokesperson and Additional Superintendent of Police Lutfar Rahman confirmed this information on Wednesday.
This police officer said that Superintendent of Police Faiz Ahmed has formed a three-member investigation committee in this incident. Additional Superintendent of Police Ali Pathan has been made the head of the investigation committee. The inquiry report has been asked to be submitted within three working days. After receiving the report, action will be taken accordingly.
Earlier, workers protested by blocking the road in front of Netrakona municipality from 10:30 am on Tuesday. At this time, the traffic stopped in the entire city. Common passengers and school-college students suffered. Later, at around 12:30 PM, Additional Superintendent of Police (Sadar Circle) Shibli Sadiq of Netrakona announced the withdrawal of two traffic police officers and the formation of an investigation committee, and the workers left the road around 1:15 PM.
The workers complained that the traffic police harassed the CNG drivers for lawsuits and extortion when they went out on the road. Traffic inspector Mridul and TSI Akbar used to torture in various ways if they did not pay the subscription. Last Monday, an argument and beating took place with SI Akbar Hossain of traffic police in Kurpar area of Netrakona district town over extortion of autorickshaw drivers. Three autorickshaw workers and Akbar were injured. In this incident, the police filed a case against the workers as plaintiffs.