Barguna OC withdrawn for slapping ASI

Staff Correspondent

12 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bamna Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Md Ilias Ali Talukder has been withdrawn and attached to the Barguna police line for slapping an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) while foiling a human chain programme formed demanding the release of Shahedul Islam Sifat.

The decision has been made following the recommendation of the investigation committee formed over the incident.

Md Mofizul Islam, additional superintendent of Barguna police and head of the probe body, said “The committee          

found the authenticity of the allegation of slapping the ASI and recommended departmental action against the OC, including withdrawal of him from the police station.”

On August 8, OC Ilius slapped the ASI while on duty during the human chain demanding the release of Sifat, who was arrested following the killing of retired army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan in police firing in Cox’s Bazar.

Video footage showing the OC slapping the ASI went viral on social media and drew widespread criticism.

Later on August 10, the ASI, who was assaulted by Bamna Police Station OC, was withdrawn from the police station and attached to the Barguna police line.