Munshiganj SP withdrawn

sp-habibThe Superintendent of Police (SP), Munshiganj district,  Mohammad Habibur Rahman, has been shunted out for failing to prevent violence during the Upazila Parishad polls in Gazaria Upazila.

He has been attached to the police headquarters in Dhaka.

Acting SP Zakir Hossain Majumder, who has taken over, told that Rahman had handed over charge on Thursday night.

He said charges of negligence of duty, corruption, misconduct and incompetence had forced the government move.

No cases have yet been filed in connection with the poll-related violence, though a fortnight has passed.

Upazila Executive Officer ATM Mahbubul Karim, who was also the Assistant Returning Officer of the Upazila polls, was physically assaulted by an Assistant Sub-Inspector in the Upazila Parishad building on March 22 – the day before the elections.

The Ministry of Home had shot off two urgent emergency letters to the district police asking them to start a case, but they had gone unheeded.

The Ministry of Public Administration constituted a three-member committee to investigate the matter.

Besides, the High Court, on Wednesday, directed the police administration to explain within seven days the steps taken in connection with the assault.

On March 22, election materials were being readied in the Gazaria Upazila Parishad office at the directive of the UNO.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Emdadaul Haque had barged in then, tore off relevant papers, and hurled abuses.

When Mahbubul sought an explanation for his behaviour, the policeman grabbed him by the collar and punched him.


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