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68 drug addicts traced through dope tests in police, 10 sacked

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|  22 Nov 2020, 21:18
68 drug addicts traced through dope tests in police, 10 sacked
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Dope tests are being conducted for the members of Bangladesh police force to make it free of drugs and bring transparency. Drug addiction has been traced among 68 police members under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). Ten of them have been dismissed by this time. Walid Hossain, DC of DMP media center confirmed the information on Sunday.

Police said, after taking charge in September last year the incumbent DMP Commissioner announced to perform dope test for the police members. In this connection 68 found guilty of taking drugs. Of them 7 SIs, one sergeant, 5 ASIs, 5 nayeks and 50 constables.

Of the 68 people divisional cases were filed against 43, divisional actions are on process for 25 and 18 were temporarily suspended. After completion of the cases 10 from the said 18 were dismissed.

Not only taking drugs even complains of selling drugs, trapping people with drugs and not doing deposition of recovered drugs have been found against these police members.

It is known that 10 were accused in drugs selling, 10 were accused for trapping people. Of them divisional actions were taken against 5. Besides, for the allegation of not showing accurate recovered drugs by taking money 4 were accused.

DC Walid Hossain said, it is a continuous process of cleansing drive. Police are firm in zero tolerance policy against drugs. There is no scope to spare anybody. Order has come from the high ups that there is no scope to continue job in police being drug addict or any type of involvement in drugs.


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