Nine people, including eight police personnel of Bayezid Bostami Police Station of Chattogram, were sued on Wednesday on charge of extortion.
One Abdul Wahed, a businessman, filed the case with the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohiuddin Murad.
The accused are- Inspector (investigation) Mohammad Sahidul Islam, Sub-Inspectors (SI) Md Nur Nabi and Golam Mohammad Nasim Hossain, Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASI) Amit Bhattacharya, Md Shariful Islam and Ashraful Islam, Constables Md Solaiman, Fauzul Karim and police source Rubel.
According to the case statement, a police team comprising the accused took Abdul Wahed from Jamal Colony area to Bayezid Bostami Police Station and demanded Tk 2 lakh from him on July 13.
When he refused to comply with the demand, they tortured him brutally and threatened to kill him in crossfire.
Later, he was implicated in a narcotics case and sent to jail by a court.
The case was filed over this incident, said plaintiff’s lawyer Md Alamgir.
The court took the case to its cognizance, ordered police to investigate the case and submit the report on October 1.
Contacted, Inspector Shahidul said he heard the case but had no idea about the allegation.