4 including ACC official remanded in extortion case

A Dhaka court today placed four persons including ACC Director General’s (Money Laundering) personal assistant Gautam Bhattacharya, on a three-day remand for allegedly blackmailing people with fake Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) notices to extort money.

The other three accused are- dismissed police constable Md Eskan Ali Khan, Habibur Rahman and Paritosh Mondal.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Humayun Kabir passed the order as DB police produced them before the court and pleaded to place them on 10-day remand for the sake of proper investigation, in an extortion and fraud case filed with Motijheel Thana on Friday.

At a press briefing at DMP Media Centre in the city’s Minto Road this morning, Additional Police Commissioner and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Detective Branch (DB) chief Mohammad Harun-ar-Rashid said that the accused were blackmailing two businessman with fake ACC notices and demanded hefty sums from them.

“Acting on a tip off, DB police arrested them from a Hotel in Motijheel area on Friday. Fake ACC envelope and notice, four mobile phone sets and cash Taka 1.5 lakh were seized from their possession at that time,” the official added.

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