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Constable becomes ASP, an unprecedented rise

He is Abdul Hakim from Narshingdi district who lost his father just a few days before SSC examination. Harsh reality didn’t let him dream bigger. It was 2013 when he joined as police constable in Gazipur Industrial Police unit. Later he was transferred to Dhaka Metropolitan Police. He was continuing his under graduation study besides his job. In 2016 he completed his honours in political science.

Constable is the lowest rank in the Bangladesh Police hierarchy. Often poorly educated and low caliber personnel is recruited for this post. Their working condition was never satisfactory. Long duty hours, unhygienic living conditions, and misbehaving from superiors are common.

Hakim decided to change his fate. He was promoted to Nayek after a departmental exam in 2016. In 2017 he was transferred to the protection section where he had a better opportunity to study. He was selected as a sub-inspector for the Ministry of Health Affairs. But the police department refused to release him.
Disheartened Hakim was adamant and confident. He continued his study. With permission from the police department, he appeared for the 40th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination, which is the most prestigious government job examination in Bangladesh.

He is now selected for ASP (Assistant Superintendent of Police). Hakim who used to address ‘sir’ to ASI, SI, and Inspectors, now will be addressed ‘sir’ by them. But Hakim said he will not change himself. He knows the sufferings of constables well and now will try to improve their situation.

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About Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com
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