The government has sent two additional deputy inspector generals (DIGs) of police on forced retirement, citing public interest.
The officials were Md Alamgir Alam, additional DIG of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and Md Mahbub Hakim, additional DIG of Tourist Police. They were posted in the headquarters of these police units in the capital, said the Public Security Division in two separate notifications yesterday.
According to the gazette notifications, the police officials were sent on retirement according to the Section 45 of the Public Service Act 2018 and the directive will be effective immediately.
According to that section of the law, if the government considers it necessary in public interest, it can send a government official on retirement at any time without showing any reason after he spends 25 years in service, provided that, in cases where the president is the appointing authority, the approval of the president is obtained.
When contacted, both the police officials declined to make any comment regarding their early retirement.
In a spate of enforced retirement, the government has recently sent several senior officials on retirement. Among them was information and broadcasting secretary Mokbul Hossain, who was sent on forced retirement on 16 October.
On 18 October, the government sent three superintendents of police (SPs) on forced retirement. Of them, Delowar Hossain Mia and Mirza Abdullah Hel Baki were working as SPs of the CID, while Muhammad Shahidullah Chowdhury was working as an SP at the Police Headquarters.