Savar UP chairman, brother held in extortion case


Police have arrested Saidur Rahman Shujon, Chairman of Birulia union parishad of Savar, and his elder brother after filing a case on Tuesday, bringing the allegations of extortion in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital. Saiful Islam, Inspector of Savar model police station confirmed the matter to The Bangladesh Post.

The arrestees were identified as Saidur Rahman Shujon, 45, son of late Ataullah of Kakabo area of Birulia union in Savar, and his elder brother Md. Meraz, 50.

Earlier, a building owner of Kababo area in Birulia union, named Ashraful Islam filed a case mentioning name of seven people including the UP chairman, Saidur Rahman Shujon, bringing allegations of demanding taka 5 Lakhs as extortion and forcefully keep shutting the building construction by the gang of chairman. Moreover, the plaintiff also claimed  in the case statement that he even already paid taka one lakh to the chairman.

According to the case statement, the accused chairman and his associates were demanding taka 5 lakhs to the plaintiff, as he developing his building from 3 storied to 4. Even the chairman and his gang forcefully keep shutting his building construction as he denied to paying extortion. 

Seeking anonymity, a police officer of Savar model police station told The Bangladesh Post, “Local residences are tyrannized by this chairman’s oppression. Moreover, his elder brother, Meraz was a member of a terrible terrorist group of the area and accused of many criminal cases.”

“The Up chairman and his brother were produced before a Dhaka court on Wednesday, as well as we are trying to arrest others accused of this case”, Saiful Islam added.

Photo: Saiudur Rahman Shujon, Up Chairman of Birulia Union Parishad.