The district police detained a fake army member from Pathailkandi bazaar area situated on the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge.
The detainee has been identified as Ripon Chandra Karmaker (32), son of Atul Chandra Karmaker, hailed from Khoilpara village under Chatkhil upazila in Noakhali.
Bangabandhu Bridge East thana officer-in-charge Mosharraf Hossain said Ripon was claiming extortion money from several medicine stores of the Pathailkandi bazaar introducing him as a member of Bangladesh Army. At some moment, locals started asking him different questions doubting his identity. As he failed to give satisfactory answer, local people handed him over to police.
The OC further said Ripon has been sent to jail after being produced before the court.