Police arrest a suspended CID sub-inspector over robbery

The Detective Branch has arrested former CID Sub-Inspector Aksadur Zaman over allegations of involvement in a robbery near the Dhaka airport last year.

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 9 Sept 2021, 09:31 AM
Updated : 9 Sept 2021, 10:14 AM

Aksadur was arrested in Shathibari Bazar in Rangpur on Wednesday, Additional Police Commissioner Hafiz Akter said in a press briefing.

A case of abduction and robbery was filed with the Airport Police Station on Oct 19 last year.

As many as six people were arrested over the case. Arrestees Hasan Raja, driver Harun Or Rashid aka Sajeeb, autorickshaw driver Jonab Ali and Kaiser Mahmud aka Zakir Hossain gave their statements to the court.

“Their statement revealed that the robbery was led by CID SI Aksadur Zaman.”

Aksadur confessed to his crimes during the primary interrogation, he said.

The plaintiff in the robbery case, Roman Miah, runs a clothing store in Dubai.

Around 6:45am on Oct 20 last year, he took an autorickshaw with his cousin Monir Hossain from Tikatuli to Shahjalal International Airport. Their vehicle was crossing under an overpass on Airport Road when its path was blocked by a microbus.

Two men got off the microbus, identifying themselves as members of the DB. They took Roman and his luggage aboard the microbus.

On the microbus they handcuffed and blindfolded him before he was beaten. They took away $5,000, 2,000 UAE dirhams and Tk 2,000 – all in cash, and his luggage, before uncuffing him, tying him with a rope and dumping him on the side of the road near the Rampura Government Staff Quarters.

Recently a leaked audio recording has circulated which allegedly contains a call between Aksadur’s wife and lead case investigator DB ADC Kaisar Rizvi Quraishi. The audio suggests that Aksadur’s wife had bribed the DB official in connection with the case.

Aksadur alleges that payments of Tk 12.8 million and Tk 1.4 million had been arranged to the DB after officials from the branch demanded money from him.

Quraishi denied the allegations, claiming the phone conversation was fabricated and that his voice had been ‘forged’ to undermine the investigation.

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