Cox's Bazar Correspondent: The court has sentenced the expelled seven members of Cox's Bazar Detective Police to seven and five years in two sections in the case of kidnapping a businessman in Teknaf and collecting a ransom of Tk 17 lakh. Judge Mohammad Ismail of Cox's Bazar District and Sessions Judge Court announced this verdict on Tuesday (September 20) at 11:30 am. The convicted accused are DB Police Sub-Inspectors (SI) Moniruzzaman and Abul Kalam Azad, ASI Feroze, Ghulam Mostafa and Alauddin and two constables Al Amin and Mostafa Azam. Each was given 5 years, 1 lakh rupees fine under section 365 and 7 years, 1 lakh rupees fine under section 386. However, even if the maximum sentence is committed, the court is flexible in giving the sentence, he said in the judgment. Public Prosecutor (PP) Faridul Alam of the court confirmed this information. All the accused were present in the court when the verdict was announced. According to the details of the case, on October 24, 2017, people in plain clothes in the identity of DB police took Teknaf businessman Abdul Ghafoor in a microbus from the road behind the police station in Cox's Bazar city. After that, he demanded a ransom of one crore rupees from his relatives, threatening to kill him in 'crossfire'. The family agreed to pay Tk. 17 lakhs after debt negotiation. After the money was delivered, Abdul Ghafoor was released at Shamlapur on the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive road the next morning. Gafur's relatives informed the officer of the security post of the army. This security post of the army was established for the security and relief operations of the Rohingyas. Ransom-collecting DB Police personnel searched the microbus on the Marine Drive road and got Tk 17 lakh from it. At that time, DB Sub-Inspector (SI) Moniruzzaman ran away, but the remaining six were arrested from the spot by army personnel. In this incident, businessman Abdul Ghafoor filed a case against DB Police Deputy Inspector (SI) Moniruzzaman and Abul Kalam Azad, ASI Feroze, Golam Mostafa and Alauddin and two constables Al Amin and Mostafa Azam. In the first week of August 2018, about 10 months after the incident, the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) filed a charge sheet in the court against seven DB members. PP Faridul Alam said that after presenting the arguments of the case, the verdict was given today. We are satisfied with the verdict. It is to be noted that seven members of the DB were temporarily suspended after the arrest. The investigation committee formed by the police also recommended a departmental case against seven policemen of DB. The proceedings of the departmental case are still ongoing.