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Police get 3 more days to transfer OCs ahead of Bangladesh general election - EN-vinnabarta

Police get 3 more days to transfer OCs ahead of Bangladesh general election

Vinnabarta Desk
  • Update Time : Monday, December 4, 2023
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The Election Commission on Monday extended the deadline for sending proposal on transferring officers-in-charges of police stations across Bangladesh for three more days.

At first, the EC has asked the public security division of the home ministry to transfer OCs, who has been serving at the current police stations for over six months, to other districts or places.

The ministry, earlier, was asked to send their proposals of the first phase transfers to the EC by Tuesday (December 5), but the deadline was extended to December 8.

The instruction, signed by deputy secretary Mizanur Rahman, was sent to the public security division of the ministry on Monday.

Meanwhile, police authorities have primarily enlisted 326 OCs in the country for transferring in the first phase as they have been working in their current postings for more than six months.

The Police headquarters deputy inspector general for operations Anwar Hossain said that they were still working on it and primarily found that 326 OCs hyad been served over six months at their stations.

Of the OCs who would be transferred in first phase, 33 are in Dhaka Metropolitan Police, 60 in Dhaka range of police, 20 in Sylhet range, 28 in Rangpur range, 21 in Barishal range, 38 in Khulna range, 23 in Mymensingh range, four in Khulna Metropolitan Police, five in Chattogram Metropolitan Police and three in Rangpur Metropolitan Police, said the police officer.

DIG Anwar said that they had three more days to complete their proposals.

Meanwhile, talking to reporters, DMP additional commissioner for crime and operation Khandaker Mahid Uddin said that they would transfer the 33 OCs soon.

He said that the police authorities were yet to receive any instructions to transfer deputy commissioner of police, additional deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner level officers.