10 cops of DMP lose jobs for drug abuse

Staff Correspondent

23 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), in an unprecedented decision, fired 10 policemen from jobs after they were found addicted in dope tests.

DMP also suspended 18 others temporarily for the same offence, said Walid Hossain, deputy commissioner (media and public relations) of the DMP on Sunday.

Earlier in September 2019, Additional Inspector General of Police Md Shafiqul Islam, immediate after taking charge of commissioner of the DMP, declared that all police personnel under his supervision must go through dope test aiming to make DMP free from stigma of drug.

As per the decision, a large number of police personnel went through the dope tests over the last few months. Of them, a total of 68 were found addict in dope test, said the police officer.

Of the drug addicts, 50 are constables, seven sub-inspectors, one traffic sergeant and five naebs and five assistant sub-inspectors.

A statistics of the DMP shows departmental action was taken against 43 police personnel for the same offence while departmental action is underway against 25.

Besides, 10 cops of the DMP were found accused in drug trade, 10 for falsely implicating people in drug cases and five for addiction.

In September, DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said that they were acting against drug dealers and addicts in the DMP.

He then warned the addicts and drug dealers of dire consequences.