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“Every day a challenge for me” – New IGP

Haque leaves with ‘no regrets’

Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police Dr Jabed Patwary has said since joining the police force, every day of his life has been a challenge for him.

Dr Patwary said this during this during a farewell reception accorded to outgoing IGP AKM Shahidul Haque in the city’s Police Headquarters.

He was also hopeful that everyone in the force would extend to him the same level of cooperation as they did to his predecessor.

The new IGP drew light upon the positive reforms which left a positive impact on the police force, started under the leadership of ex-IGP Nur Mohammad, followed by Hasan Mahmud Khandakar and lastly, AKM Shahidul Haque.

Patwary also informed that Shahidul was his batchmate and companion for 32 years, who had worked as the IG for 3 years previously with success.

He paid tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all the Liberation War fighters.

The new IGP also said that the police had been fighting back conspiracies since 2013, suppressing terrorism and militancy.

Today the world looks upon Bangladesh Police with “envy”, the incoming IGP said.

The outgoing IGP Shahidul Haque said that there may be more conspiracies during election year, which everybody must unite to eliminate.

He cited Tuesday’s violence against the police as the newest example of such conspiracy.

Haque lamented that he could not reform the police stations in an effort to make them people-friendly.

While taking questions from reporters, he said that he does not leave with any regrets during his 32 years in service.

For the past 3 years  and 1 month, he tried his level best to make the police people-friendly, and to take them to new heights.

He recollected how he received adoration and respect from everyone he worked with, as he tried to work with integrity and due diligence.

He hoped that the new IG will continue with the reforms and help bring credibility to the force.

Haque also hoped that the police will work to prevent any undemocratic party from coming to power, and ensure that people will be able to cast their vote peacefully.