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Policemen closed for gambling in Barguna

  • Published at 09:56 pm May 24th, 2020
Map of Barguna district

Also, police arrested five people for gambling in Gopalganj

Two policemen were closed after photos of them gambling inside a police station in Barguna went viral on Facebook.

The accused Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Md Humayun and Constable Sumon Mahmud were closed to Barguna police lines on Saturday night, confirmed Bamna police station officer-in-charge (OC) SS Masuduzzaman.

He said necessary actions will be taken after an investigation.

While talking to this correspondent about the matter over the phone, ASI Humayun said: "The photos were taken secretly by someone among us a long time ago. We were just playing cards."

Five arrested for gambling in Gopalganj

Meanwhile, police on Saturday, arrested five gamblers after they were caught red-handed with gambling equipment in a rice mill in Muksudpur upazila.

The arrested are Md Ali Molla, 53, Delwar Sheikh, 55, Kabil Sheikh, Omor Talukdar, 57, and Lavlu Chokdar, 40.

They were produced before a court and a case was filed against them, confirmed Sindhiyaghat police outpost in-charge Abul Bashar, reports our correspondent Manoj Kumar Saha.

Seeking anonymity, a number of locals alleged that some local influentials from Nanikhir union council chairman's family are involved in 'casino business' in the area.

Many became addicts and went bankrupt as they had been gambling and taking drugs in 'the mini-casino' of the rice mill in Jolirpar market of the upazila, said the locals.

The rice mill is owned by Nanikhir Union Parishad chairman Asaduzzaman Minar Zaman.

However, Al-Amin Mina, younger brother of the union council chairman, said: "Only rice trade is operated at the mill. Sometimes people play cards here, no drug or casino business. Our political rivals are spreading lies to undermine us."