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06:55 PM, January 24, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:00 PM, January 24, 2016

709 cops punished in 5yrs: IGP

Punitive measures have been taken against 709 policemen on different charges during the last five years, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said today.

As part of the departmental steps, different measures including dismissal from the service were taken, he told journalists.

The police chief said 293 of them, however, were acquitted by courts, reports the Bangla daily the Prothom Alo

The IGP was addressing a press briefing at the Police Headquarters on the occasion of marking Police Week from January 26.

“None should be tortured or harassed if anyone violates laws. Police only can take legal steps against them,” he said in reply to a query from the journalists.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Police Week on January 26 at 10:00am in Dhaka. A total of 102 police members will be awarded in recognition of their courage and services.

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