Writ seeks probe into allegation against SP Harun

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:44, Nov 12, 2019 | Updated : 20:48, Nov 12, 2019

File photo of former Narayanganj superintendent of police (SP) Harun-Ur-Rashid.A writ petition has been filed with the High Court (HC) seeking its directive to probe into the allegations of corruption and abuse of power against former Narayanganj superintendent of police (SP) Harun-Ur-Rashid.
The HC bench of justices M Enayetur Rahim and Md Mostafizur Rahman stood over the hearing of the petition after it was filed with news reports on the allegation against Harun on Thursday (Nov 12).

On Nov 3, SP Harun was transferred to the Police Headquarters amid allegations of trying to extort a businessman and framing him and his driver in two cases.
He was attached to the training reserve force at headquarters in Dhaka. The members of the force do not perform any responsibility on the ground.
This category of officers continues to serve until a particular posting for them is ordered, according to police officials.
Harun, the general secretary of the Police Service Association has made headlines several times, first for beating up the BNP's former chief whip Zainul Abdin Farroque during a demonstration in front of the parliament building in 2011.
The BNP had lodged complaints against Harun when he had been working in Gazipur during local government elections in 2016. The government had withdrawn him only to reinstate him later on.
He was working in Dhaka Metropolitan Police as a deputy commissioner after the government withdrew him from Gazipur in August last year following the city corporation elections.
SP Harun had got the charge of Narayanganj ahead of the general election last year after around three months at the headquarters despite the BNP’s objection.