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Construction work of Police FF Memorial Museum starts

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  • 4 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Construction work of Police FF Memorial Museum starts

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RAJSHAHI: A Police Freedom Fighters Memorial Museum is going to be built here.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) will establish the museum at its police line compound.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed accompanied by RMP Commissioner Abu Kalam Siddique and Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdul Baten laid the foundation stone of the museum on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Benazir Ahmed said the then DIG Mamun Mahmud and the then SP Shah Abdul Mazid were killed by Pakistani military on the initial stage of the war in Rajshahi and the countrymen would never forget the sacrifice of police during the War of Liberation. Shah Abdul Mazid joined as Superintendent of Police (SP) of Rajshahi on August 15, 1970.

On March 29, Pakistani military attempted to take control over the Rajshahi police lines. Then police led by the SP had resisted them. More than 50 policemen had been martyred in the battle. Many Pakistani military men were also killed and injured.

On March 31, the Pakistani military forcibly took away SP Mazid from the banglow of Deputy Commissioner and since then he has remained missing.

Ahmed said police personnel had forged armed resistance against the first attack of the Pakistani military at the starting stage of the war.

On March 26 in 1971, hundreds of policemen became martyred in Dhaka, he added.

He also mentioned the spirit of the War of Liberation should be highlighted before the new generation.

The IGP inaugurated the newly constructed buildings of Malopara Police Camp, Talaimary Police Camp and Ration Store as well.