Accused policeman to face action over assault of BFF official

Sun Online Desk

26th May, 2019 12:48:58 printer

Accused policeman to face action over assault of BFF official

Additional Police Super and Assistant Manager of Bangladesh Police Football Club Quazi Nusrat Edib Loona on Saturday said departmental action will be taken against accused policeman Mohammad Shamim for physically assaulting a BFF official during Friday’s last BCL match.

Shamim physically assaulted BFF Manager (Competition) Jaber Bin Taher Ansari and security guard Mizanur Rahman during the prize giving ceremony of the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday.

The policeman reportedly tried to make unauthorised entry into the stadium during the last league match between Bangladesh Police FC and Soccer Club Feni when Ansari prevented him.

As the gate was opened after the match, Shamim entered the stadium and swooped on the BFF manager and beat him. As security guard Mizanur came in his rescue, the policeman also assaulted him.

BFF Senior Vice-president Abdus Salam Murshedy, General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag and Senior BFF and Police officials were present during the incident.

“Departmental proceedings against the accused police member will begin on Sunday and actions will be taken after the proceedings. He’ll be punished with demotion or suspension or monetary fine,” Loona said.

She also regretted the incident, saying the perpetrator will not go unpunished. “We’re sorry for the incident. It’s really unexpected. Bangladesh Police is a disciplined service. It could be a deliberate attempt to sabotage the Bangladesh police football team. We’ll investigate it properly and mete out punishment to the perpetrator,” she added.

Meanwhile, Ansari on behalf of the federation filed a general diary (GD) with Paltan Model Police Station against Mohammad Shamim Saturday. “We’ll send a report to the BFF Disciplinary Committee. They’ll take necessary steps,” the BFF manager said.