2 OCs withdrawn over Tangail police firing
Tangail: Two police officers-in-charge (OC) have been suspended in connection with police firing on some demonstrators in Kalihati upazila of Tangail that left four people dead and 50 others injured.
The suspended officers are Ghatail police OC Mukhlesur Rahman and Kalihati police OC Shahidul Islam.
Tangail additional police superintend Shariful Islam on Monday morning informed their suspension.
Earlier, seven policemen were suspended over the firing incident.
A 3-member probe committee headed by Additional DIG Md Alamgir Alam was formed to investigate the incident.
The committee was asked to submit its report within a week.
Another three-member probe committee headed by an additional district magistrate was formed to look into the matter, sources at Tangail Deputy Commissioner’s office said.
Three people were killed and 50 others injured, four with bullets, as police allegedly opened fire and charged baton on some people demonstrating against torture on a youth and his mother in Kalihati upazila on 18 September afternoon.
The incident took place when police obstructed the procession brought out by a group of people of Kalihati and Ghatail upazilas during their march towards Kalihati Police Station to lay a siege to the police station demanding an exemplary punishment of the culprits who tortured a youth and his mother after stripping them off at Satutia village in the upazila on 15 September.