Dhaka, Mar 11: Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Friday suspended assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Bangshal Police Station Shamim Reza from his service temporarily for shooting a cable TV worker on Friday.
Earlier, police detained him for shooting a cable television employee at Nandipara in the city’s Khilgaon areas.
Joint commissioner of Lalbagh zone Mofizuddin Ahmed said that Shahmim Reza was temporarily suspended from his service.
The incident happened at about 12:00noon at a house near a mosque at Road No. 5 in Nandipara.
Witnesses said Al Amin, 22, a local cable TV worker, was shot on his back.
Being angry, the police officer shot at Al Amin after he has sought outstanding bill from him.
However, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Bangshal Police Station Shamim Reza was detained in connection with the incident.
Al Amin was first taken to Rajarbagh Police Hospital and later, he was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Al Amin’s brother-in-law Shahidul Islam said ASI Shamim Reza had not been paying dish bills over the last five months. Al Amin went to his house today (Friday) to seek outstanding bills. Refusing to pay the bills, he locked in an altercation. At one stage, he shot at Al Amin.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner (DC) Maruf Hossain Sarder said ASI Shamim lived along with his family at a rented flat at Nandipara in Khilgaon.
He had an altercation with Al Amin over the payment of outstanding cable television line bills. At one statge, ASI Shamim fired a shot from his revolver at Al Amin. Later, he was detained by Khilgaon police.
Khilgaon Police Station officer-in-charge Mainul Islam admitted the arrest of ASI Shamim.
He said Bangshal police ASI Shamim Reza was detained for shooting at a cable television line employee in sequel to an altercation over payment of outstanding bills.