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Law enforcers ‘harass’ mugged Pak national


A Pakistani national, who is an official of Emirates Airlines in Dubai, was first mugged in the capital Sunday night and later harassed by Uttara police, reports BDNEWS.
The victim Pakistani national, Syed Junnun Anas, came to Dhaka to visit his sister at Uttara. When he was on way to his sister's residence at around 11pm Sunday night, a gang of muggers looted his passport, Tk 40,000 in cash and other valuables at gunpoint.
The criminals fled the scene by a car, the number plate of which was covered by a paper.
Soon after the incident, the victim, along with his two relatives, rushed to Uttara police station to file a case in this regard so that he might get justice and a duplicate passport from the Pakistani Embassy here.
But the on duty officers sub-inspector (SI) Abdul Awal and officer-in-charge (OC) Akhteruzzaman discouraged him in filing the case. Instead, they suggested that he lodge a general diary (GD) saying that if he filed a case he would have to suffer a lot, the victim alleged.
Anas, who could not catch his homebound flight scheduled for Monday morning because of the incident, told the news agency that he did not file any GD as police refused to take his allegation as a case.
When asked, Uttara OC Akhteruzzaman admitted the mugging incident but denied the allegation against him.
He said, "I had encouraged the Pakistani national to file a case, but he did not want to do so. He rather wanted to file a GD saying that his passport was missing."
The Uttara thana OC, however, said, "I would take it as a case as soon as the victim would come to the police station."