Phantom charge-sheet against safe roads campaigner

Rafsan Jani
Published : 07:30, Jul 09, 2019 | Updated : 15:17, Jul 10, 2019

The plaintiff denies lodging a case while witnesses confirmed that they did not give any statements, but the police have submitted a charge sheet, accusing Mozammel Huq, the secretary general of passenger welfare trust, for extorting money.
Police submitted the charge sheet on May 31 last; Mozammel Huq claims that the case is maliciously motivated.
I have been working for safe roads and discipline for a long time but last year, during the safe road campaign, a false case of extortion was lodged against me, said Mozammel Huq.
As per case records, Mozammel had demanded Tk 200,000 as extortion money and the case was lodged by a person called Dulal.
Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury FILE PHOTOOn Sept 6, Mozammel was arrested from Sanarpar in Siddhirganj. He was arrested but came out on bail on Sept 13 last.
The case sheet mentions Dulal as a transport leader from who Mozammel had allegedly demanded money.
A witness of the case is Al Mamun from Jhalokathi and he said: “I do not know anything about this; I do not know who made me a witness.”
When contacted Mirpur thana sub inspector Md Sarwar Jahan, did not want to talk about the case.
Acting OC of Mirpur thana Dadan Fakqir has said: “Charge sheet has been given with proper deposition from witnesses; if someone contradicts this then that person will have to go to court and do so.”
Mozammel, however, is confident of getting justice; he states: “There was an explosives related case against me in the past from which the court absolved me; so, I will face the current case through the legal process and redeem my reputation.”