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DMP chief: Fewer complaints of police misconduct now

  • Published at 03:14 pm October 25th, 2018
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File photo of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said stern action will be taken against those attempting to deteriorate the state of law and order ahead of the upcoming national elections.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has said that there are now fewer allegations of bad behaviour against police.

With his department under fire over the video of a policeman harassing a woman at a checkpoint in the city, the commissioner assured on Thursday that his personnel were monitored strictly to prevent misconduct, but added that everyone is responsible for their own actions.

“We will take stern action against the personnel responsible for harassing a girl at a check post, the video of which went viral on the social media,” he told journalists at the DMP Media Centre.

“We are aware of the misbehaviour complaints against policemen. The complaints of overly rude behaviour have gone down. I assure you in my capacity that now the misbehaviour complaints are not more than 5% of what they were before,” Asaduzzaman said.

“We have seen the video in which a a woman in a CNG is being mistreated at a police check post late at night. The man who uploaded this video is also a policeman.

“He thought he has done a good deed. But he does not have the ability to understand that he has misbehaved with this person,” he said.

“We are the employees of the republic and servants of the people. There is no scope for misbehaving with citizens. We will be stricter in enforcing the law but politer in conduct. Training on professional conduct is going on and will continue in the future,” he added.

Police officials are being monitored for bad behaviour, but someone behaving poorly will be held responsible for their own actions, the commissioner said.

“The force will not take responsibility for it. We will take strict action against policemen who behave rudely badly with people,” he said.

“A three-member committee headed by the deputy commissioner of Motijheel division was formed within 48 hours for a proper inquiry into the incident. If the committee finds them liable, legal action will be taken against them,” he said.

‘Election violence will be met with strict action’

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said stern action will be taken against those attempting to deteriorate the state of law and order ahead of the upcoming national elections.

“Strict action will be taken against individuals and groups attempting to deteriorate the state of law and order. The background of the individuals involved will not be taken into consideration,” he said.

Asaduzzaman said the state of law and order in Bangladesh is better than in the past, and that there is no possibility of it deteriorating.