Bangladesh sends another police officer to retirement, sixth in recent times

He is the sixth policeman to be instructed to step down

Published : 16 Nov 2022, 03:22 PM
Updated : 16 Nov 2022, 03:22 PM

The government has forced another officer of the superintendent of police rank to retire within a month of sending five other police officers to compulsory retirement.

Ali Hossain Fakir, the captain of third Armed Police Battalion, or APBn, in Khulna, was instructed to sign off before the end of his tenure on Wednesday in the “public interest as per the Public Service Employment Act”, according to a notice from the home ministry’s Public Security Division.

Ali Hossain, who also worked for the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, was an officer of the BCS 15th batch police cadre. Although some of his batchmates climbed up the rank to additional inspectors general, he had not been promoted for a long time.

In October, the government let go of two additional DIGs and three SPs in the space of two weeks after retiring Information Secretary Mokbul Hossain midway into the month.

On Nov 3, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said several public servants were sent to retirement due to a lack of competence in work and a lack of patriotism.

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