Two fake policemen were held when they were collecting extortion money from the Ferushadanga area of Debiganj Bazar in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur on Sunday.
The detainee were identified as Akasad Doula, 45, son of late Mojibur Rahman of Koynijpara in Syedpur upazila and Bashar Bipul, 42, son of late Abdul Barek of Munshipara.
Police said that when a policeman tried to extort money from farmer Abul Hossain's house in Ferushadanga of Debiganj Bazar under Fatehjangpur Union. Other people in the area caught him in the act and called 999. Later, forces from Chirirbandar Police Station arrived in the spot and locals handed over the detainees to the police. Chirirbandar Officer-in-Charge Subrata Kumar Sarkar confirmed the matter and said an extortion case has been filed with the police station in this regard.