Police on Sunday recovered the bodies of three gamblers who went missing in the Jamuna River following a clash that took place among gamblers at Sarishabari in Jamalpur on November 26 over establishing supremacy and sharing money.
The deceased were identified as Sanwar Hossain Sanu, 40, son of Shamsul Haque of Pakhimara village under Pogoldia union of Sarishabari upazila in Jamalpur, Hafizur Rahmna Khan, 45, son of Jamsher Khan of Shakharia village under Bhuapur upazila, and Fazal Mia, 40, son of Barek Mandal of Gobindadasi of the same upazila. Their bodies were recovered from Basidkol Char Nolinbazar area of Bhuapur upazila on Sunday morning and Bashuria area under Pingna union of Sarishabari upazila in the afternoon.
However, two policemen of Tarakandi police investigation centre at Sarishabari upazila were withdrawn over their involvement with gambling. The withdrawn policemen are SI Md Yunus Ali and constable Monir Uddin. They were closed to the district police lines on Saturday, confirmed Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sarishabari Police Station Abu Md Fazlul Karim.
It was alleged that a char land at Char Bashuria under Pingna Union of the upazila had turned into a centre of gambling for a long time.
Many gamblers from different areas of Jamalpur, Sirajganj and Tangail districts used to come in Char Bashuria every day for gambling. They allegedly gave a large amount of money to the in-charge of nearby Tarakandi police investigation centre.
On November 26 evening, a clash took place among gamblers over establishing supremacy and sharing money, leaving at least 10 people injured while three of them went missing in the Jamuna River.
Fire Service and Civil Defence divers were conducting rescue operation in the river since Saturday morning.
It was alleged that tin-charge of the Investigation Centre Muhammad Tariqul Islam, mediated by SI Md Yunus Ali, SI Khandaker Khalid Masud and constable Monir Uddin, allow the gambling in exchange of large sums of money.