Home Minister explains reason behind transfer of OCs across country
Dhaka, Dec 4: The Election Commission likely to decide to reshuffle the OCs considering that the upcoming 12th National Assembly elections may be affected. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said this after the special screening of the film 'Mujib: Ekti Jaatir Rupokar' at the Krishibid Institute auditorium in the capital's Farmgate on Sunday.
He said, "The Chief Election Commissioner felt that those who have been the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the police station for a long time can be influenced by someone. That is why they told the OCs about the transfer."
The Home Minister said, "Election Commission is an independent organization. After the election activities start, everything from our security forces rests with the EC. The Chief Election Commissioner felt that those who have been the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the police station for a long time, may be influenced by someone if there is to be a fair election in the country. It is the consideration of the Election Commission, but not mine."
He said, "That's why they talked about the transfer of OCs. As per the decision of the Election Commission, the OCs will be transferred as usual."
The minister said that BNP-Jamaat is committing arson and vandalism in the name of blockade-strike programme. Mentioning that law enforcement agencies are working to catch them, he urged the common people to be aware to hand over the saboteurs.
Asad said, "BNP has understood that it will not be able to participate in the elections again. BNP is doing vandalism and arson because they are afraid of elections. BNP is afraid to go to the elections because people have turned away from the saboteurs."