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DMP commissioner's tenure extended by another year

| Updated: October 28, 2021 20:25:47


DMP commissioner's tenure extended by another year


The government has extended the appointment of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam by one year.

The Ministry of Public Administration on Thursday issued a notice announcing the extension of his appointment under contractual employment, effective from Oct 30, reports bdnews24.com. 

Earlier, the home ministry had issued a notice on Shafiqul’s retirement from the government employment on Oct 29.

The government decision to extend Shafiqul’s contract came amid speculations over who would be the next DMP chief after his retirement.

A BCS eighth batch officer, Shafiqul is a native of Chuadanga’s Alamdanga. He joined Bangladesh Police in 1989 after graduating from Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University.

He had earlier worked as the commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police. He was praised for his role in quelling political violence in the port city before and after the 2014 general election. He had also headed the anti-terrorism unit as an additional IGP.

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