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Officer-in-charge (OC) of Bauphal police station of Patuakhali Mustafizur Rahman has been transferred to the district police lines after his selfie and photograph taken with the accused of a speedy tribunal case, went viral on social media including Facebook.

The directives in this regard were issued on Monday following departmental investigation into matter.

Additional superintendent of police (administration) Mahfuzur Rahman said Mustafizur Rahman had been attached to the Patuakhali police lines. Inspector (investigation) of Bauphal thana Al Mamun has been made OC in his place.

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Al Mamun said he has assumed the responsibilities of OC under directives from the higher authorities.

A number of the accused in a case filed under the ‘Speedy Trial Act’ had attended a function at the Bauphal police station premises on 7 March.

The accused took selfies and pictures with the OC and posted these on Facebook, lauding OC Mustafizur. A day later, on 9 March, Prothom Alo published a report titled 'OC celebrates with the accused'.

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