A court on Monday ordered a judicial investigation into the allegation of sexual harassment of a female university student by a sub-inspector of Adabar Police Station in Dhaka.
Salehuddin Ahmed, judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4, came up with the order after the victim, Farhana Akhter, a first-year student of ASA University, filed a case in this regard.
The court directed a metropolitan magistrate to submit a probe report within seven working days.
In her complaint, the female university student told the court that SI Ratan Kumar and two other constables stopped her rickshaw in front of Japan Garden City around 3pm on Sunday when she was on her way to a bookstore at Nurjahan Road and started accusing her of being a Yaba peddler.
The victim also alleged that the policemen then confined her to a nearby electronics shop, searched her purse and harassed her sexually.
Later, the tribunal took cognisance of the complaint and ordered judicial investigation into it.
Meanwhile, SI Ratan Kumar was suspended on Monday in connection with the incident.
Biplob Kumar Sarkar, deputy commissioner (Tejgaon Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said that they took the action against Ratan Kumar after primary inquiry found him guilty.