Assistant superintendent of police Imranul Islam, an assistant director of Special Security Force (SSF), took prompt action after sensing a ‘possible drone attack’.

The government recently rewarded the ASP with a President's Police Medal (PPM-Service) for spotting the presence of an unidentified drone. SSF is a law enforcement agency that provides protection to the president, prime minister and persons designated as Very Important Person (VIP) by the state.

Imranul Islam is still working with the SSF. The citation printed in the police book published on Police Week-2023 mentioned the incident as the reason behind Imranul’s PPM award.

The matter came to notice after that. Police officials said the matter was not made public earlier considering the sensitivity of the security issue of a VIP person such as Indian president. 

A general diary was filed with Ramna police station over spotting and neutralizing the drone.

Monirul Islam was the officer-in-charge (OC) of Ramna at that time. He is now inspector of cyber crime department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He told Prothom Alo on Sunday afternoon that an official of National Security Intelligence (NSI) filed the GD.

Investigating the incident, police detained a college student of Segunbagicha area. The student admitted that he flew the drone gifted by his maternal uncle. He said he did not have any ill intention behind flying the drone. Later police released him and dismissed the GD.