Video footage showing the OC slapping the ASI went viral on social media and drew widespread criticism
Bamna Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Md Ilias Ali Talukder has been withdrawn and attached to the Barguna police line for slapping an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) while foiling a demonstration demanding the release of Shahedul Islam Sifat, a crew member of slain Major Sinha.
The decision has been made following the recommendation of the investigation committee formed over the incident, said Md Mofizul Islam, additional superintendent of Barguna police and head of the probe body.
Mafijul said: "The committee found the authenticity of the allegation of slapping the ASI and recommended departmental action against the OC, including withdrawal of him from the police station."
On Saturday, OC Ilius slapped the ASI while on duty during a human chain demanding the release of Sifat, who was arrested (currently on bail) following the killing of Major (retd.) Sinha Md Rashed Khan in police firing in Cox's Bazar.
Video footage showing the OC slapping the ASI went viral on social media and drew widespread criticism.
Later on Monday, the ASI, who was assaulted by Bamna Police Station OC, was withdrawn from the police station as well and attached to the Barguna police line.