State Minister for Home Affairs of Bangladesh, Asaduzzaman Khan, on Tuesday told the parliament (Jatiya Sangsad) that the incumbent government has a plan to recruit more 50,694 police personnel, including 694 naval police, within a very shortest possible time.
“The ratio between police personnel and population in the country is not sufficient. So the country needs more manpower in police department to ensure better service to the citizens,” he said while replying to a question of opposition bench member Rahim Ullah of Feni-3 during the question and answer session in the House.
The minister, replying to another query of treasury bench member Lutfa Taher, said members of the police are also showing outstanding performances in the UN peacekeeping missions.
“A total 1,239 policemen are serving with the peacekeeping missions in different countries. Being the number one troops contributing country Bangladesh is also sending female police to the missions,” he added.
Replying to a scripted query raised by treasury bench member Begum Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia (women seat-3), the minister said that the activities of the task force constituted to bring back the convicted fugitive killers of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage are continuing.
The Interpol has issued ‘red notice’ against the six convicted absconding killers of Bangabandhu, now hiding in different countries.
The state minister said necessary information about the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu has been sent to the NCB of all Interpol member countries. Of the six killers, he said, Chowdhury AMM Rashed has been spotted in the USA, while Chowdhury SHMB Noor has been traced in Canada.
“The round-the-clock contact with the Interpol member countries to ensure the position of Shariful Haque Dalim, Captain (Retd) Abdul Mazed, Risaldar Moslehuddin and Lt Col (Retd) Abdur Rashid is continuing with the help of the Interpol,” he said. –Our Monitor