Naogaon: Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque on Thursday warned that stern action will be taken if any member of the police is found involved in torturing Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabbi.
“If the allegation of torturing bank official Rabbi is found true, tough action will be taken against the offenders,” he said.
He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after attending a meeting of community policing at ATM ground in the district town.
Earlier on Saturday, Golam Rabbi, 28, an assistant director of Bangladesh Bank, was allegedly tortured by Mohammadpur police sub-inspector Masud Shikdar and some others in a police vehicle for refusing to pay bribe of Tk 5 lakh.
The incident went viral in social media, triggering huge outcry.
Rabbi lodged a complaint with Mohammad Police Station, prompting the authorities to close SI Masud.
Earlier, addressing the meeting, the IGP said their force will eliminate militancy from the country with the help of people. “There’s no space for militancy in Bangladesh. Police will make friendly relations with people to build a society free from militancy, terrorism and drugs.”
Mentioning that corruption, injustice, misdeeds and irregularities will come down significantly if members of the police can build good relations with people, he asked his colleagues to prove through their activities, attitude and behaviour that they are people’s friends.
He appreciated the role of the members of community police in combating various social menaces like torture on women, stalking, dowry and child marriage.