Relatives free accused by beating cops in Teknaf

n UP member has been arrested over this incident

Relatives of an accused have freed him by beating policemen in Cox’s Bazar Teknaf upazila.

The incident happened in Habirpara area of the upazila around 2pm on Wednesday, confirmed Teknaf Model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Hafizur Rahman.

Police said they arrested fugitive Habibur Rahman Habib alias Magu, accused in six cases including drug and weapon, on Wednesday afternoon. Soon his relatives, led by local UP member Maulvi Syedul Islam, attacked them with iron rods, sharp weapons and brickbats and managed to free him.

Three policemen –Sub Inspector Mohiuddin, Rafiqul Islam Rafi and Nazir Hossain – were left injured, who were then rushed to Teknaf Health Complex.

Emergency doctor at Teknaf Health Complex, Mahjarul Haque, said the policemen had signs of injuries on various parts of their bodies and were treated accordingly.

OC Hafizur Rahman said: “We are trying to rearrest Habibur and have already arrested the UP member.

“Preparations are underway to file a case against 10-15 people including the UP member.”