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RAB DG made IGP, officially

By : Boni Adam
Published : Sep 22, 2022 09:52:00 PM | Latest

The government has issued a circular appointing Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General (DG) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun as the inspector general of police (IGP).

This comes on Thursday as the home ministry in another circular confirmed that outgoing IGP Benazir Ahmed is set to go on retirement from government service on September 30.

The order signed by Deputy Secretary Dhananjay Kumar Das, Benazir Ahmed will reach retirement age on September 30 as he has crossed 59 years.

According to government rules, an official goes into post-retirement leave (PRL) after turning 60.

On April 15, 2020, he assumed the post of Inspector General of Bangladesh Police.

Abdullah Al Mamun, who repviosly served as the additional IGP,  had taken office as the DG of the elite force on April 15, 2020.

He joined Bangladesh Police as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in 1989. He is an officer of BCS 1986 batch.

He was promoted to the position of additional IGP on May 2019.

He served important positions in various police units and organizations including the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Al-Mamun also worked in the United Nations peacekeeping missions. Al-Mamun was posted in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Liberia and Darfur.