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Covid-19: Bangladesh Police loses 24 members since March

7,314 policemen have been infected with coronavirus till Saturday

Update : 13 Jun 2020, 05:44 PM

Bangladesh Police have been working relentlessly, as the main frontliners under high-risks of Covid-19 contamination.

They have been working to provide safety and service to people and to prevent the spread of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic situation in the country.

Twenty four police members have died from Covid-19 infection till Saturday.

The highest number of members from a single profession has been infected with coronavirus, said Police Headquarters Assistant Inspector General (AIG-media) Md Sohel Rana.

According to the Police Headquarters till Saturday, 7,314 policemen have been infected by coronavirus, where 1,934 members are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

On the other hand, 3,766 coronavirus infected policemen have recovered from Covid-19. Many of them have even returned to duty.

AIG Sohel Rana said, Bangladesh Police are the main field leader in the coronavirus war. For this reason, the police have to deal with many blows and retaliations first.

Nevertheless, the Bangladesh Police is moving forward with strong morale and full vigour without giving up, he added.

Bangladesh Police has always been working for the people, he further added.

AIG Sohel said of the 24, four were inspectors, six sub-inspectors (SI), three assistant sub-inspectors (ASI), one nayek and nine were constables.

The four inspector ranking officers were - Special Security and Protection Battalion-2’s Inspector Golam Kibria, 56, Sirajganj District Police Sadar Court Inspector Md Fazlur Rahman, 57, Kurigram District Police Lines Inspector Md Abdul Jalil Sardar, 55 and DMP's Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Inspector Raju Ahmed, 43.

Six sub-inspector (SI) ranking officer were - Special Branch (SB) SI Nazir Uddin, 55, City SB’s SI Mojibur Rahman, 58, and SI Md Russell Biswas, 35, Sitakunda Police Station of Chittagong district SI Md Ekramul Islam, 45, Rajshahi Range Reserve Force  (RRF)’s SI Mosharof Hossain Sheikh, 56, and DMP's Public Order Management (POM)-West Division SI Sultanul Arefin, 44.

Three assistant sub-inspectors (ASI) were – DMP’s POM-South division ASI Shri Raghunath Roy, 48, ASI Abdul Khaleq, 38, and Chittagong Metropolitan Police’s ASI Mohammad Mortuza Qayum, 48.

Deceased one Nayek and nine constables were – DMP’s MT branch Nayek Al Mamun, 43, Hazaribagh police outpost constable Md Alamgir Hossain, 54, traffic-east division constable Md Jalal Uddin, 47, traffic-north division constable Ashek Mahmud, 42, and Wari outpost constable Md Jasim Uddin, 40. 

The list also includes Chittagong Metropolitan Police Halishahar Police Station Constable Nekbar Hossain, 42, Traffic Port Division Md Noimul Haque, 38, and Constable Mamun Uddin, 27. Dinajpur Birganj Police Station Constable Md Aminul Haque, 44, and Chittagong District Sadar Court Constable Mokhlesur Rahman, 57.

Besides that, RAB headquarters SSEE/M(P) Ali Haider Abu Enam and Nirodh Chandra, a civil staff of Pallabi zone of DMP's Mirpur division, also died of Covid-19.

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