B’baria ASP, Sarail OC withdrawn

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Brahmanbaria, April 19: The police headquarters has withdrawn the Brahmanbaria assistant superintendent of police (Sarail circle) Masud Rana and the officer-in-charge of Sarail police station Sahadat Hossain for failing to prevent a large number of people from attending a funeral prayer in the upazila amid risks of coronavirus spread.Police headquarters also formed a three-member probe committee to investigate into its failure to control the crowd at the funeral prayer of a cleric.

Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (Media) of Police Headquarters, confirmed the matter to media on Sunday.

On Saturday, thousands of people gathered at the funeral prayer of Jubayer Ahmed Ansari at Bertola in Sarail ignoring the lockdown rules, imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Earlier on Thursday evening, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) declared the entire country as vulnerable to virus infection, prompting the administration to put the entire country under virtual lockdown.

The DGHS has urged all to strictly abide by some specific restrictions, including holding meetings, gatherings and outside movement.