Eight policemen in Kushtia have been suspended for failing dope tests.
Of them, two are sub-inspectors, two assistant sub-inspectors and four constables.
Moreover, probe against two other policemen including a sergeant is underway.
Superintendent of Kushtia Police SM Tanvir Arafat confirmed the matter to media on Monday morning.
He said they were suspended because Kushita police found their involvement in drug abuse. The suspended cops were attached to the district police lines.
Earlier on November 22, a total of 68 police personnel of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) were found positive in dope tests.
Of them, 18 have been temporarily suspended while 10 were sacked.
Moreover, divisional cases were filed against 43 cops over the failure in the test while departmental disciplinary action is being taken against 25 people.
In addition, 29 DMP cops have been found involved in drug dealing, drug use, and other drug related crimes. Of them, six faced punitive action while one was sacked.
BDST: 1237 HRS, NOV 30, 2020