Six policemen, including five sub-inspectors, have been closed to district police line over conducting drive in the areas under another police station without informing the senior officials.
The action was taken against sub-inspectors Md Kamruzzaman, Indrajit Sarkar, Romen Das, Kamrur Hossain, Yusuf Ali and constable Jasim Uddin of Sadar Police Station on Thursday night.
Mahbubur Rahman, superintendent of Satkhira police, said the six plainclothes police conducted the drive at Singnagar village in Jibannagar upazila on Thursdayafternoon.
During their drive, they beat up several villagers, alleged locals.
Later, the authorities concerned withdrew the policemen.
Meanwhile, a two-member probe committee, led by additional superintendent of police Tariqul Islam, has been formed to investigate the incident, said the SP.