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Sarail OC withdrawn

The officer-in-charge of Sarail Police Station in Brahmanbaria was withdrawn on Saturday for failing to prevent a large number of people from attending a funeral prayer in the Upazila flouting the government’s instruction to maintain social distancing.

An order was issued in the evening over the withdrawal of OC Md Shahadat Hossain.

Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (Media) of Police Headquarters, confirmed the development.

Earlier in the day, thousands of people attended the namaz-e-janaza of a religious scholar at Bertala village in Sarail upazila ignoring the risk of coronavirus transmission.