Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Thursday that police officers are being sent on retirement for their lack of skills and patriotism.
The minister made the remarks in reply to a question while attending a dialogue organised by Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the secretariat.
After removing Information and Broadcasting Secretary Mokbul Hossain, the government has recently sent five police officers to retirement.
The minister said that after 25 years of service many officials lose their momentum in terms of skills and patriotism, and authorities then take steps.
“This is a routine procedure,” he said.
The minister, however, said that the trend of lacking skills is not alarming.
“There is no point in occupying a post if someone lacks skills,” he said.
On October 31, Md Alamgir Alam, Additional DIG of Police (crime investigation department), and Md Mahbub Hakim, Additional DIG of Tourist Police, were sent on compulsory retirement according to section 45 of Public Service Act, 2018.
On October 18, three other police officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) were sent on compulsory retirement.
Source: United News of Bangladesh