Departmental cases soon over tea seller’s death: IGP

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka

Inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque on Saturday said a process is underway to file departmental cases against the policemen found responsible for the death of a tea seller.
The IGP said this while talking to reporters after a book launching event at Dhaka Club.
The book, ‘Policer Diary’, was authored by former deputy inspector general of police Shafiq Ullah.
The IGP said the four policemen have already been suspended following the incident so that they cannot influence the investigation.
As the two probe committees found them guilty, departmental cases will be filed soon against them to ensure their punishment under the existing laws, rules and regulations, he added.
The two probe bodies, one headed by deputy commissioner (discipline) of DMP Tutul Chakrawarty and another by ADC (Mirpur division) Masud, found the four policemen – sub-inspectors Mominur Rahman and Niazuddin Mollah, assistant sub-inspector Devendra Nath and constable Jasimuddin responsible for the death of Mirpur tea-seller Babul Mattabbar, 45.
The investigation committees also found negligence of then officer-in-charge of Shah Ali police station Shahin Mollah’s in connection with the incident.
Babul Mollah, who caught fire from his kerosene stove as it was hit by police in the city’s Gudaraghat area of Mirpur on February 3, succumbed to his burn injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
About bloggger Avijit murder, the IGP said the criminals behind the killing of all bloggers, except Avijit, have already detected. ‘We’ve already identified the faces through scrutinising video footages in Avijit murder case,’ he said.

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