A member of Thakurgaon Detective Branch (DB) of police was closed to the district police lines on Saturday night on charge of beating a driver of a microbus requisitioned by police.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Farhat Ahmed closed Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Md Helal Uddin for his misbehave.
A team of DB police, led by ASI Helal, was going to Badambari village in Baliadangi upazila on Saturday night to conduct a drive.
On the way, the policemen asked driver Mofazzal Hossain, 22, to increase the speed. As the driver could not do so, Helal beat Mofazzal, leaving him injured.
Mofazzal took shelter at the transport workers' union office in Ranishankoil as the police team launched the drive at Badambari village. The workers took him to Ranishankoil Upazila Health Complex from where he was shifted to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital the same night.
Dr Suvendu Devnath said mark of injuries was found on Mofazzal's right cheek and neck.