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2 bank officials, 3 teachers jailed for ‘taking drugs’

WT Desk

A mobile court here on Monday sentenced six people, including two Sonali Bank officials and three teachers, to seven days’ imprisonment for allegedly taking drugs in Hatibandha upazila, Agencies report.

The convicts are Raihanul Kabir and Habibur Rahman, cash officers of Gangachhara branch of Sonali Bank in Rangpur district, branch peon Shahriar Hossain, Abdul Hakim, a teacher of Rangpur Takia Sharif Hafizia Alim Madrasah, and Abhinash Chandra and Moti Chandra Roy, teachers of Bagpur Masum Ali High School.

Shaheed Suhrawardi, assistant senior police super of Lalmonirhat, said a group of people, numbering 8-10, took drugs at Josnar Bazar of Hatibandha on Sunday night.

Locals caught them while returning and gave them a good thrashing.

On information, police rushed in and tried to rescue them, said Omar Faruk, officer-in-charge of Hatibandha Police Station.

However, locals swooped on the law enforcers, prompting them to swing into action, leaving one
Ranjit injured. Later, police took all of the six to the police station.

On Monday, they were produced before a mobile court, led by UNO Nur Kutubul Alam, which sentenced them to seven days’ imprisonment.

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