Departmental cases to be filed soon over tea seller's death

Departmental cases to be filed soon over tea seller’s death


Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Saturday said a process is underway to file departmental cases against the policemen found guilty in the tea seller’s death incident. The IGP said this while talking to reporters after a programme on unveiling the cover of a new book titled ‘Policer Diary” written by former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Shafiq Ullah at Dhaka Club in the city on Saturday.

The IGP said the four policemen have already been suspended following the incident so that they can’t influence the investigation.

As the two probe committees found them guilty, departmental cases will be filed soon against them so to ensure their punishment maintaining existing laws, rules and regulations, he added.

Two probe bodies, one formed by deputy commissioner (Discipline) of DMP Tutul Chakrawarty and another headed by ADC (Mirpur division) Masud, found four policemen– sub-inspectors Mominur Rahman and Niazuddin Mollah, assistant sub-inspector Devendra Nath and constable Jasimuddin guilty in connection with the death of Mirpur tea-seller Babul Mattabbar, 45.

The investigation committees also found negligence of then officer-in-charge of Shah Ali police station Shahin Mollah’s in connection with the incident.

Babul Mollah, who caught fire from his kerosene stove as it was hit by police in the city’s Gudaraghat area of Mirpur on 3 February, succumbed to his burn injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

About bloggger Avijit murder, the IGP said criminals behind killing of all bloggers, except Avijit, have already detected. “We have already identified the faces through scrutinizing video footages in Avijit murder case,” he said.


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