The move follows recent incidents of communal violence during the Durga Puja
The superintendents of police (SPs) for Rangpur, Feni districts and five other senior police officials have been transferred.
Biplob Kumar Sarker have been moved from Rangpur to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police as a deputy commissioner. He will be replaced by Ferdous Ali Chowdhury, assistant inspector general of the Police Directorate.
Assistant Inspector General Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun of the Police Directorate will replace Feni’s SP Khandaker Nurunnabi.
Nurunnabi has been transferred to the Police Directorate in Dhaka as an assistant inspector general.
The home ministry issued an official notification on Monday over the reshuffles.
Deputy Commissioner Bijay Basak of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police has been transferred to Dhaka district Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Sylhet metro police Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Sarkar’s next assignment will be at the office of the DIG for the Chittagong Range.
Assistant Inspector General Mohammad Sohel Rana has been transferred to the Chittagong metro police as a deputy commissioner.
The reshuffles come after communal violence in several districts in the past few days ignited by allegations that the Quran had been “dishonoured” at a Hindu temple during Durga Puja.
At least six people have been killed during attacks in Chandpur, Chittagong, Noakhali, Feni and other areas.
Despite heightened security across the country, at least 20 Hindu homes were torched late on Sunday in Rangpur’s Pirganj over allegations of a “religiously abusive” Facebook post by local Hindu youth.
On Saturday, at least 40 people were injured in Feni as clashes broke out after an attack on demonstrators who were protesting against attacks on Durga Puja venues.