Police forcibly took a photo of the victim with yaba pills and a gun which was provided to the media the following day
A case has been filed against 11 people including a former officer-in-charge of Boalkhali police station on charges of implicating a lawyer in two cases.
Advocate Samar Krishna Chowdhury filed the case with Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate on Monday.
Judge Abu Salem Mohammad Noman of the court took the case into cognizance and asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the incident, said Jewel Das, a counsel of plaintiff Samar Krishna.
The accused are-- OC Himangshu Kumar Das, Sub-Inspector Atiqullah and Arifur Rahman, Inspector of Boalkhali police station (investigation) Mahbub Alam Akhand, sub-inspector Abu Bakar Siddique, sub-inspector Ripon Chakma, assistant sub-inspector Alauddin, sub-inspector Delwar Hossain, UK expatriate Sanjay Das, his assistant Sajal Das and Didarul Alam.
According to the case statement, on May 27, 2018, a team of police of Boalkhali police station picked Samar Krishna up from Chittagong Zahur Hawkers Market.
Later they forcibly took a photo of the victim with yaba pills and a gun which was provided to the media the following day.
Later, they sent him to jail after filing two cases—one under the Arms Act and another under the Narcotics Act against Samar Krishna.
On May 29, 2018, Tamalika Chowdhury, daughter of Samar Krishna, organised a press conference where she claimed that police implicated her father in the cases following an enmity with Sanjay Das.
On June 24 and July 10, 2018, Samar Krishna secured bail in the two cases respectively and he walked out from jail on July 12 on bail.
On August 28, District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail Hossain exempted Samar from the arms case.
Then Superintendent of Police of Chittagong Nure Alam Mina formed a probe body in this connection and the police personnel were closed as they were found guilty in the preliminary investigation.