Nur Mohammad , the Inspector General of Bangladesh police is at the
pinnacle of police administration in Bangladesh . In an exclusive interview at his official residence in Dhaka , the IG of Police says that one of his
visions about police in Bangladesh is to bring in meaningful reforms in police administration. He said
that the Police Act on which Bangladesh police are based is an age old act during the British regime so now
they want to bring in changes and with this end in my mind they have drafted a
Police Ordinance 2008 .
Nur Mohammad said that in the new reform proposal they have included things
which would make police accountable to people. The proposals also include about
building up a national police commission and a police cell which would record
complaints, if any, against police. They
have also included the issue of Human Rights in the proposed ordinance. He said
that the traditional negative views about the police forces need to be changed
and everything should be done to keep police free from fear or favor .
The Chief of Bangladesh police, in this interview, also mentioned the
professional hazards which the police come across and particularly by the
political party or parties who run the government. He also said that after
doing his post graduation in History in Dhaka University and having
passed the Public Service exam, his decision to take up job of police service
was reasoned by the fact that he thought of bringing in qualitative changes
into the police.