The home ministry on Sunday transferred the incumbent police superintendent in Narayanganj, Muhammad Harun-or-Rashid, to the police headquarters.

The ‘controversial’ police official was withdrawn after allegation of arbitrary detention of Showkat Aziz Russell, the chairman and managing director of Amber Group, and harassing his wife and their son in Dhaka on Friday, the police officials said.

The family, however, was secretly released after few hours, the officials and people closed to the family said. 

Harun was not available for his comment but the police headquarters confirmed his immediate withdrawal.

The home ministry notification mentioned that he was transferred to the police headquarters.

On Saturday, the police claimed that it arrested a man named Md Sumon, 29, and seized 1,200 pieces of Yaba pills, 28 cartridges, 24 bottles of foreign liquor, 48 cans of beer, and Tk 22,000 from a vehicle in Signboard area under Siddhirganj police station.

Police claimed, after being arrested, the driver said that the SUV was owned by Showkat Aziz Russell.

Muhammad Harun-or-Rashid, superintendent of police in Narayanganj, disclosed the information at a press conference at his official conference room on Saturday.

The SP said that Russell was in the SUV, carrying a firearm, and managed to flee the scene. Two cases were filed against Sumon and Russell on charge of carrying drugs and illegal firearms.

Police had started drives to arrest Russell, he claimed on Saturday.

Russell was not available over phone despite multiple attempts.

Meanwhile, the home ministry also transferred the Motijheel division deputy commissioner Anwar Hossain to Dinajpur as the police superintendent.

A number of officials of the division were withdrawn following the RAB-led drive against illegal casino business in the area since September 18.

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