A few minutes later, ASI Alam and Constable Islam joined them and identified themselves as members of the Detective Branch (DB). They picked up the victim falsely claiming that he was smuggling contraband yaba pills in his stomach and had an x-ray done at the general hospital.
Instead of releasing him, they took him to a number of places and looted the Tk 2.8 lakh Zafar was carrying on him (for the pickup van). The muggers in uniform then threatened the victim and put him on a bus to Dhaka.
Zafar however managed to return to Sitakunda Police Station later and informed the authorities concerned about his ordeal before filing the case.