Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The central bank of Bangladesh has sent six of its staff including the general secretary of employees union into ‘compulsory retirement’ for assaulting an officer last year, officials said.
The authorities of Bangladesh Bank (BB) also punished four other employees, cutting their increments and transferring three of them to regional offices, after they were found involved in the incident.
“The central bank has issued orders in this connection on Thursday,” a BB senior official told BBN in Dhaka, adding that the central bank has taken the actions after the 10 were implicated in two probe reports ordered by the central bank authorities.  
The ten employees including general secretary of BB’s Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA) beat a deputy director of the bank on August 18 last year, according to the probe reports.
It was the second time the central bank took such drastic actions against its CBA leaders and employees. In 2003, it sacked 10 CBA leaders for forcibly entering the then BB governor’s room and staging noisy demonstration.
BBN/SSR/AD-07Apr11-10:00 pm (BST)