Father-in-law candidate, Son-in-law District Superintendent of Police; Apply for transfer
A written application has been submitted to the Election Commission Secretariat demanding the transfer of Jashore Superintendent of Police Praloy Kumar Jowardar for the sake of fair elections.
Zakir Hossain Alam, a resident of Kondah village of Sharsha Upazila of Jashore, filed this application on Thursday (November 28). Even after a week has passed after the application, the SP has not yet been transferred.
In his application to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), he mentioned that Superintendent of Police Praloy Kumar Jowardar has been working in Jashore district for about three years. He is a resident of Netrakona district but his father-in-law's house is in Manirampur upazila. He is the son-in-law of Swapan Bhattacharya, Minister of State for Rural Development and Cooperatives Swapan Kumar Bhattacharya who got the nomination of Awami League for the same seat. Apart from the reasons of kinship, he has good personal relations with many people, including current Jessore-1 Constituency MP Afiluddin which most people think will influence the upcoming elections.
The application further states that Praloy Kumar Jowardar has recently been promoted as Additional DIG on a regular basis. Generally, regularly promoted officers do not serve in the previous post.
Also, under the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, there are dummy or independent candidates in most constituencies including Jessore-5 (Monirampur) so that no one can win unopposed. Therefore, to keep the voters free from fear and to ensure attendance, this SP has been requested to be transferred.