Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nurul Huda thinks negligence on the part of police may have created the
scope for miscreants to carry out attacks on them, killing two cops and injuring another in separate incidents in Dhaka city and on its outskirts in the space of two weeks.
“The on-duty cops did not carry out the searches following proper
guidelines. One should conduct checking, while others should guard
their colleagues to avert any untoward incident. But I think the cops
both in Gabtali and Ashulia failed to follow these guidelines,” he
Talking to UNB over phone, Huda said police officers must remain
highly alert and in combat mode, while at the same time sincere about
human rights while manning check-posts and carrying out searches.
The former police boss suggested the law enforcers keep in mind that
they may come under attack anytime while performing their duties.
Joint Commissioner (Ops) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Mir Rezaul Alam
said police members are given constant trainings on how to set up
check-posts and conduct searches.
But some unpleasant incidents take place due to inattentiveness.
“Sometimes cops don’t get time to react to sudden incidents,” he
“Following recent attack in Gabtali, we have already instructed the
police members again over their safety and strategies to conduct
searching. Police have been performing their duties following the
instructions. It’s a continuous process,” Rezaul Alam said.
Contacted, DIG (Dhaka Range) SM Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman said they
have already formed a three-member probe panel to look into the
sudden attack on a police check-post in Ashulia on the outskirts of
the capital on Wednesday that left a policeman dead and another
Additional DIG (Admin) of Dhaka Range Md Shafiqul Islam will lead the
investigation committee while its two other members are
Superintendent of Police (Admin) of Industrial Police Md Saidur
Rahman and Additional SP (Crime-North) of Dhaka district Kazi
Necessary action will be taken after getting the report, DIG
Mukul Hossain, 23, a constable of Sripur police camp of Savar
industrial police, was killed and another injured as some
unidentified miscreants hacked them indiscriminately in a sudden
attack on a check-post at Baraipara in Ashulia on Wednesday morning.
Earlier on October 22 night, ASI Ibrahim of Darus Salam police
station was stabbed to death by miscreants at a check-post near
Parbata Cinema Hall of Gabtali when a police team was searching him.
Police detained one of the attackers - Masudur Rahman alias Sumon --
while his accomplices, Enamul Haque Kamal, fled the scene with the