Suspended SI Akbar was financially affiliated with muggers, drug dealers
DOT Desk:  Akbar, the prime accused in a case filed for the death of Rayhan Ahmed at Bandarbazar Police outpost, has been absconding for the last seven days. The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has been investigating the case, reports The Business Standard.
 Sources from the police said Bandarbazar police outpost is an important spot located between the Sylhet City Corporation’s Office and the office of Superintendent of Police in Sylhet.
 Policemen find the outpost lucrative for a posting. Not only do they have to have connections with high-ups, they also have to pay bribes to have a posting there.
 Multiple sources from police, seeking anonymity, speculated that Akbar was desperate to recoup the money he spent for his posting and cared little about the law.
 “Its an age old fact that cops of Bandarbazar Police outpost have financial affliations with muggers, drug dealers and sex workers. It is terrifying that the major part of their illegal income comes from sex workers,” police sources said.
 “Moreover, it was quite common for officials at this outpost to take bribes from traders on the footpaths. Sometimes, the victims of these officers were taken to the outpost and tortured for money.” Akbar owned a car despite officers of the SI post not supposed to have one, sources added.
A local from the Barutkhana area of Sylhet city said that their area is filled with addicts. They have made numerous complaints to the Bandarbazar police outpost to no avail. On the contrary, the police outpost officials harassed the accusers and took the side of the drug dealers.
Akbar accused of documenting false information in SUST student Taifur’s death case
On January 14 of 2019, police found Taifur Rahman’s body from a rented flat in Kajalshah area of Sylhet city. Taifur was a student of the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.
Being a former SI of Sylhet’s Kotwali police station, Akbar was made in-charge of the investigation. On March 13, he submitted a report at court saying that Taifur had committed suicide.