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DMP forms probe committee over Baridhara cop killing

Special Correspondent Police 2024-06-10, 8:55pm

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DMP forms probe committee over Baridhara cop killing



Dhaka, June 10 - A three-member inquiry committee has been formed, headed by Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), to investigate the shooting incident where a police constable killed his colleague in the Baridhara diplomatic zone on Saturday night.

The Committee has been given seven working days to submit its report, said Rifat Hossain Shamim, DC (Gulshan Division), who is also head of the inquiry committee. However, names of two other members of the committee could not be known immediately, said the DC (Gulshan).

Earlier soon after the incident on Saturday night at the Baridhara place of incident, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun announced a thorough investigation into the shooting incident where Kawser, a police constable, killed his colleague Monirul Islam. The probe will rely on CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts, he said.

A heated argument between police constables Monirul Islam and Kawsar Ali supposed to be augured after 11 on Saturday night. During the altercation, Kawsar began firing indiscriminately, hitting Monirul in the chest and killing him instantly. Sajjad Sheikh, a driver for the Japan Embassy who was nearby, was also injured in the shooting.

The incident caused widespread panic, leading to road closures in the surrounding area. It took special police forces, including SWAT and the Detective Branch, about half an hour to disarm and apprehend Kawsar.

Inspector General of Police Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, along with senior police officials, quickly arrived at the scene to manage the situation.

A security guard, speaking on condition of anonymity, recounted that after shooting Monirul, Kawsar stood at the main gate of the Palestine Embassy. When questioned about Monirul’s lifeless body, Kawsar reportedly claimed he was "pretending."

Kawsar then moved to the road opposite the embassy gate, where security personnel finally apprehended him. Witnesses reported hearing five to six rounds of gunfire during the incident.-UNB