The government has issued an official circular saying that Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed will go on retirement on September 30.
The Public Security Division of the Home Ministry issued a circular in this regard on Thursday.
IGP Benazir Ahmed will reach retirement age on September 30 and in keeping with the law is going on post-retirement leave (PRL). He will be succeeded by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General (DG) Abdullah Al Mamun. According to the circular, he will be eligible for 18 months' basic salary and a retirement leave from October 1 till September 30, 2023. Benazir, the former DG of RAB was appointed to the post of IGP on April 8, 2020.
The senior police official joined Bangladesh Police Service as Assistant Superintendent of Police in February 1988.
Meanwhile, Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamum, the incumbent Director General of RAB, was appointed as the new IG of Bangladesh Police.
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a separate notification in this regard on Thursday.
Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamum will take charge as IGP on 30 September after the retirement of the current police chief, Benazir Ahmed, the notification added.
The government has also appointed Additional Inspector General of Police M Khurshid Hossain as the new Director General of the RAB.