On Sunday, an altercation ensued between police and physician Syeda Shawkat Jeny, assistant professor of Radiology and Imaging Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, in city's Elephant Road over taking movement pass.

A video recording of the incident went viral on Facebook, sparking criticism.

Bangladesh Medical Association in a statement said the physicians and health workers have faced harassment by police while going to their workplace during the lockdown.

Besides, Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad expressed strong condemnation and demanded punitive action against those involved in the incident.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Police Service Association issued another statement condemning the behaviour of the physician.

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