New IGP Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun takes charges
Published : Friday, 30 September, 2022 at 8:16 PM Count : 717
Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun took over charge as new Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Friday (September 30, 2022).
Mamun, the outgoing director general of Rapid Action Battalion, has replaced the outgoing IGP Benazir Ahmed who went on retirement on the same day.
He took charge from outgoing IGP Benazir Ahmed at the Police Headquarters in Dhaka on Friday afternoon. Senior police officials were present.
The new IGP was given a guard of honour by a police team at the police headquarters in the afternoon.
After taking the charge, he paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath on Bangabandhu's portrait at Dhanmondi 32. He also signed the visit book there.
He later placed a wreath at the police memorial at Rajarbagh paying tribute to the brave policemen who sacrificed their lives in the 1971 War of Liberation.
The newly appointed IGP Mamun is scheduled to retire on January 11 next year.
He joined the Bangladesh Police as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1989.
Born in Srihail village of Sunamganj's Shalla on January 12, 1964, Mamun obtained Honours and Master's degrees from Social Science Department of Chattogram University.
He served different police units, peacekeeping missions, and at the Police Headquarters in various positions.
Before becoming the RAB DG, Mamun served as the chief of the Criminal Investigation Department.
Meanwhile, Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP) M Khurshid Hossain also took over as the new RAB DG.
On September 22, the Home Ministry's Public Security Division issued a notification appointing Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun as the new IGP sending Benazir Ahmed on retirement.
In another notification on the same day, Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP) M Khurshid Hossain was appointed as the new director general of RAB.