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High Court: Statements over police-doctor altercation undesirable

The High Court also asked the two parties to ease tension

Update : 20 Apr 2021, 07:53 PM

The High Court on Tuesday expressed discontent over statements issued by organisations of doctors and policemen over an altercation among a physician, a cop and a magistrate during the lockdown.

“The behaviour of the government officials is undesirable and statements issued by the two professional organisations was not prudent,” said the High Court.

Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir’s bench made the observation.

Advocate Yunus Ali Akand placed before the court media reports on the incident and statements of the two professional organisations.

Attorney General AM Amin Uddin said the occurrence of the incident was unfortunate.

The High Court also asked the two parties to ease tension.

Also read: Feni cop suspended over scuffle with youth during lockdown

On Sunday, an altercation ensued between police and Dr Syeda Shawkat Jeny, assistant professor of Radiology and Imaging Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in city’s Elephant Road over checking her identity card.

A video recording of part of the incident went viral on Facebook, sparking criticism.

Bangladesh Medical Association in a statement said the physicians and health workers have been harassed by police while going to their workplace during the lockdown.

Besides, Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad expressed strong condemnation and demanded punitive action against those involved in the incident.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Police Service Association issued another statement condemning the behaviour of the physician.

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