Police Personnel of Ishwardi Police Station on Saturday night have arrested a fake cop who was identifying himself as Assistant Town Sub Inspector (ATSI). The imposter was extorting money from several victims of the area.
The identity of the arrestee is Saidul Mallik, 32, of Salimpur union under Ishwardi Upazila. He was arrested from Sahapur union by Ishwardi Police.
Police stated that Saidul Mallik for a long time identified himself as a police officer and extorted money by creating fear among locals. He extorted money from salon owner Ujjal by promising him to give a job at Ishwardi EPX site.
He then tried to extort money from a local vegetable vendor from Sahapur Union. After seeing his suspicious act, locals of the union contacted Ishwardi Police for verification. Then police personnel arrested Saidul for impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Ishwardi Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Orbinda Sarkar said, “Saidul had been extorting money for a long time in various areas of the Upazila. Some counterfeit visiting cards were seized from his possession. His identity was proven false after primary investigation.”
Salon owner Ujjal filed a case against him. Accused Saidul has been sent to court on Monday”, he added.