Doctors allege police harassment in lockdown
Published : Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 at 10:42 PM Count : 225
Two doctors on Wednesday alleged that they became the victims of police harassment during the stricter lockdown in the capital.
They alleged on their Facebook pages that they had faced harassment when they were going to their working places during the lockdown. They also had to pay the fines.
Dr Krishna Halder, one of the doctors, said she is a medical officer at Kuwait-Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital. The other doctor works at a hospital at Panthapath in the capital.
In her Facebook post, Dr Krishna Halder writes: "I had night-shift duty at Kuwait-Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital on Tuesday night. My private car driver picked me up in the morning. When I was going home, police stopped my car at Karwan Bazar signal. In spite of showing my identity card, police filed a case against me, fined me and took away all the documents of my car. Later, I went Tejgaon police station and Traffic Police office, but did not receive any cooperation from anyone there. I couldn't collect my 'Movement Pass.' In such a situation, it has become almost impossible for me to attend my COVID-19 duty."
Another female physician, Dr Ishrat Jahan, has also made the same allegation on her Facebook page. She alleged that her physician husband, Dr Nazmul Islam, became the victim of police harassment on his way to his hospital and he was fined Tk 3,000.
The female doctor writes on her Facebook page: "My husband Dr Nazmul Islam works at the COVID Unit of Square Hospital at Panthapath. He was scheduled to attend his duty at 8:00am. My father-in-law has been infected with COVID-19 and taking treatment staying at our village home in Munshiganj. My husband has been attending his duty boarding his private car from Munshiganj over the last couple of days. But, on Wednesday morning, police intercepted his car at Signboard area and fined him Tk 3,000. At that time, my husband was carrying his identity card. But, police didn't pay any heed despite showing them the ID card."