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Writ seeks probe into allegation against SP Harun

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Court Correspondent :
A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Tuesday seeking its directive to probe into the allegations of corruption and abuse of power against former Narayanganj Superintendent of Police (SP) Harun-Ur-Rashid.
The High Court Bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman partially heard the writ petition and adjourned the hearing.
Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Salah Uddin, who filed the writ petition following news reports on the allegation against SP Harun, conducted the hearing while Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Roy represented the State.
The Court told the writ-filing lawyer, "You better go to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) with your complaint. If the ACC does not take any action then come to the High Court and we will look into the matter."
With this remark the apex court adjoined hearing on the writ petition. On November 3, SP Harun was transferred to the Police Headquarters amid allegations of trying to extort a businessman framing two cases against him and his driver.
He was attached to the training reserve force at headquarters in Dhaka. The members of the force do not perform any responsibility on the ground.
This category of officers continue to serve until a particular posting for them is ordered, according to police officials. Harun, the general secretary of the Police Service Association has made headlines several times, first for beating up the BNP's former chief whip Zainul Abdin Farroque during a demonstration in front of the parliament building in 2011.
The BNP had lodged complaints against Harun when he had been working in Gazipur during local government elections in 2016. The government had withdrawn him only to reinstate him later on.
He was working in Dhaka Metropolitan Police as a deputy commissioner after the government withdrew him from Gazipur in August last year following the city corporation elections.
SP Harun had got the charge of Narayanganj ahead of the general election last year after around three months at the headquarters despite the BNP's objection.

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