Judicial

How a minor traffic offender engaged an entire mob to attack police

Police filed a case with Shyampur station accusing three individuals of assaulting three policemen in the city’s Jurain on Tuesday morning.

Police Sergeant Ali Hossain filed the case accusing one Rony, his wife Nishat and her brother Yasin Arafat.

Traffic police sergeant Ali Hossain, Sub Inspector (SI) Utpal Datta and Constable Sirajul Islam came under attack in the Jurain Railgate area on Tuesday morning, by the accused. Later though, they tried to spread a fake version of events through social media that said a mob beat the police trio for harassing a motorcyclist and his wife.

But the police claimed that the traffic sergeant Ali Hossain came under attack because he stopped a motorcycle coming down the wrong side of the road.

Contacted, OC Mofizul Alam of Shyampur Police station said the incident took place around 9:30am, when Ali Hossain signalled for motorcyclist Rony, who was riding on the wrong side of the road, to stop. Rony's wife Nishat was on the motorcycle with him.

When Sergeant Ali Hossain wanted to see the documents of the motorcycle, Rony instead engaged him in an argument, the OC said.

At one stage, Rony was taken to the nearby police box. Later, when the locals came forward, they (Rony and his wife) peddled lies and disinformation to frame the police. Enraged, several people in the area attacked the police with sharp weapons. Being informed, Yasir Arafat, Nishat's brother, also arrived at the spot and joined the locals and vandalized the police box. During this mob attack, all three police officers got injured.

Meanwhile, among the injured, SI Utpal Dutta was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He was given first aid at Hospital. The other two injured policemen were undergoing treatment at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital.

The DMCH Police Outpost in-charge, Inspector Bachchu Mia, said SI Utpal had a sharp weapon wound in his hand. He was given first aid in the emergency department of the hospital.

Source: United News of Bangladesh