Journalist quizzed over leaking DMP chief’s letter

Muktadir Rashid | Published: 00:58, Jun 10,2020


The police headquarters said on Tuesday that they started investigating an allegation of a bribery proposal mentioned in a letter by Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Muhammad Shafiqul Islam.

The DMP, meanwhile, on Monday interrogated the journalist, Nesarul Hoque Khokon, who broke the story over the letter seeking the transfer of the joint commissioner Imam Hossain, who allegedly proposed the bribe.

On Tuesday, the DMP authorities transferred Imam Hossain from the logistics wing of the DMP headquarters to the public order management division while two others were also transferred in the same order.

Joint commissioner (transports) Moinul Hoque was given additional charge of logistics.

In his May 30 letter to the inspector general of police, the commissioner said that joint commissioner Imam Hossain was a corruption-prone officer and faced allegations in relation to procurement.

The letter said that the joint commissioner even offered to the commissioner a portion of money to be obtained from procurement.

It is not deemed right to keep Imam in the DMP, the letter said further, seeking his immediate transfer.

‘We received it yesterday [Monday] only officially. We are working on it,’ said the police headquarters in a short message in response to a query.

The DMP in separate order also transferred five deputy commissioners. The incumbent Tejgaon division deputy commissioner Biplob Bijoy Talukder was transferred to Lalbagh as the deputy commissioner (procurement and workshop) Mohammad Harun or Rashid was posted to the Tejgaon. Lalbagh deputy commissioner Muntasirul Islam was made DC to the logistics.

DC (logistics) Ziaul Ahsan Talukdar was transferred POM and DC (POM) Muhammad Nazrul Islam to replace Harun.

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