Police 'beat up' blindfolded JCD men : Torture on Opposition

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Subir Roy 
bdnews24.com Correspondent 

Khulna, Apr 22 (bdnews24.com) – Police have allegedly beaten up two activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal after blindfolding them and hanging one of them from the ceiling. 

A committee has been formed to investigate the incident that took place at Khulna Sadar Police Station on Sunday afternoon, assistant commissioner of Khulna police Mosharraf Hossain told bdnews24.com

The one-member panel is headed by deputy commissioner Haider Ali. 

The two victims, Mahmud-ul-Haque Tito and Ferdaus-ur-Rahman Munna, were detained in the morning on charges of attacking police with petrol bombs in Tutpara area. 

BNP, of which JCD is the student wing, has demanded trial of the police personnel involved in the incident and threatened to stage protests if the demand is not met in 24 hours. 

Some journalists rushed to the police station on hearing about the incident and also snapped pictures, party's city unit chief and MP Nazrul Islam Manju told bdnews24.com

Officer in-charge S M Qamruzzaman, along with some sub-inspectors and constables, hung Tito from the ceiling and beat him up with sticks, Manju said. Munna was also beaten, he added. 

The OC, however, denied the reports of beating and said they were only blindfolded and threatened. 

"The allegation of beating after hanging is false," he said. 

The duo has admitted to the misdeed, Qamruzzaman said. 

According to him, SI Shah Alam filed a case naming Munna, Tito and nine others and 150 unidentified people charging them with bombing, hindering government duty and causing injuries to police personnel. 


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