October 26, 2020, 9:53 am

Abu Taher Bappa

2020-09-30 13:51:46 BdST

UP chairman arrested on extortion charge in Savar

Police arrested a chairman of Birulia Union Parishad, also a local AL leader, in a case filed for demanding extortion from a man Ashraful Islam at Birulia of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on Tuesday night.

The arrestee is identified as Saidur Rahma alias Sujon.

Mohammad Saiful Islam, sub-inspector of Savar Model Police Station, confirmed the matter to media on Wednesday morning.

The SI said that Ashraful Islam of Shantinagar in the capital was constructing a house in Kakabo area of Birulia Union.

Chairman Saidur along with local Awami League activist has been demanding extortion tk 5 lakh from Ashraful since the construction of the house started, he added.

Later on Tuesday afternoon, the victim was filed a case against the chairman in this connection with Savar Model Police Station, he further added.

The chairman has been handed over to court, he said.

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