An allegation of torturing an woman in custody for her refusal to give him bribe in Cox’s Bazar against a police officer has been brought by the woman.
The complainant, Jibon Ara, filed a case against Sub-inspector Manosh Barua of Cox’s Bazar Police Station.
Additional Police Super of Cox’s Bazar Afruzul Haq Tutul has been assigned to investigate the matter.
He said Jibon Ara was requested to show up at the office of the Police Super on Friday to base her claims by showing evidence support of her allegation.
“Necessary departmental and legal actions will be taken against the accused sub-inspector if the allegations are proven to be true,” Afruzul Haq said.
He assured that the investigation would be impartial.
SI Manosh stated Jibon Ara and her husband had been arrested at their residence at Arif Market along with two others during a police drive on March 2 for possessing 6,000 pieces of yaba tablets.
Jibon Ara, howeverm rejected the allegation of possessing yaba pills.
SI Manosh said he had taken Jibon Ara, primary accused in the yaba tablet recovery case, on remand for a day with permission from court. She was grilled on the case.
The SI rejected the allegations of torturing Jibon Ara and demanding bribe from her.
The woman, now out on bail, announced at a press conference on Monday that she had been tortured physically by SI Manosh.
“As I refused to provide bribe to the sub-inspector, he became angry and then he gave me electric shocks. I passed out at the time.”
Jibon Ara added that she was granted bail by the Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge’s Court on March 23 following submission of a report by Judicial Magistrate Tamanna on the torture by SI Manosh.
Later, she was treated at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.
She was shifted from there to Chittagong Medical College Hospital’s One-Stop Crisis Centre where it was found that she has injuries to her chest and genital due to electric shocks, according to a medical report.
On Wednesday, two cases were filed by Jibon Ara with the Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge’s Court — one for torturing her and seeking bribe and another under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.
Judge Mir Shafiqul Alam on Thursday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission to submit a probe report on the bribery issue.