Case filed against BGB man for looting passenger after “threatening crossfire”
DOT Desk: A case has been filed against Sepoy Moniruzzaman, who works at the Benapole BGB ECP camp, on charges of looting goods of a Bangladeshi passenger, who was returning from India, after allegedly threatening to kill him in crossfire, reports thedailystar. Masud Ahmed, 30, a businessman from New Market area of Dhaka, filed the case with the court of Jashore Senior Judicial Magistrate Arman Hossain, reports our Benapole correspondent quoting the plaintiff’s lawyer Rahin Baluz.
Taking the case into cognisance, the court ordered Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the case, the lawyer said.
Plaintiff Masud Ahmed in the case mentioned that he went to India through Benapole for business purposes on September 9, this year.On September 16, while returning home from Benapole, he brought 10 sarees, 10 punjabis, 10 pants, 20 glasses, and cosmetics of various items worth Tk 5,000 for his family.
After completing immigration, customs and BGB checks and scans, he left for Jashore on an easy bike, said the case document.
On the way, BGB Sepoy Moniruzzaman stopped the easy bike on a motorcycle in front of GM Paribahan at Sadipur intersection of Benapole.The BGB man then forcibly took the plaintiff to Benapole Company Camp with the goods. The plaintiff was kept waiting out of the camp and the goods were taken inside the camp.
The BGB man demanded Tk 50,000 from the plaintiff for the goods and allegedly threatened to kill him in crossfire and implicate him in an arms case if he reveals the matter to higher authority, stated the case document.
The plaintiff was forced to go for Dhaka without his goods.
Contacted, BGB sepoy Moniruzzaman claimed that he did not seize any goods and said the allegation brought against him is not true.
BGB Lt Cor Shahed Md Minhaj, commanding officer of BGB-49 Battalion, said, the plaintiff could have lodged a complaint with BGB high-ups rather than filing case against BGB man.
“We could have taken action in this regard,” he said, adding that the “case against BGB men will weaken morale.”