Ashraful Huda

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Ashraful Huda
22nd Inspector General of Police of Bangladesh Police
In office
15 December 2004 – 7 April 2005
Preceded byShahudul Haque
Succeeded byMohammad Hadis Uddin
Personal details
ChildrenShamsul Huda Romel

Ashraful Huda is a former Bangladesh police officer who served as the Inspector General of Police of Bangladesh Police during 2004–2005.[1]


Huda served as the principal of Bangladesh Police Academy from 1996 to 1997.[2]

Huda took charge the Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on 8 April 2003 after his retirement as deputy inspector general of police.[3][1] He left the position of IGP when his contract expired on 7 April 2005.[4]

2004 Dhaka grenade attack case[edit]

Huda was serving as the Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner during the incident of 2004 Dhaka grenade attack that killed 19 and injured over 200 others.[5][6] He went abroad on the day of the attack.[5] In July 2011, 30 people were added to the supplementary charge sheets of the grenade attack case which included Huda's name.[7] Huda had appealed to a Dhaka court to discharge him from the cases twice in August and November the same year, but they were rejected.[8] In March 2012, Huda was charged and faced up to life-term imprisonment.[5][9] He was granted bail the next month.[10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Huda is married to Hamida Khatun. His mother-in-law Zubaydah Khatun belonged to the Zamindar family of Gunahar.[13] They have a son named Shamsul Huda Romel. He was jailed by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court in Dhaka in 2015 in connection with a Yaba pills case.[14]


  1. ^ a b "President pardons Shahudul Haque : Ashraful Huda new IGP". The Daily Star. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  2. ^ "Former Principal". Bangladesh Police Academy. Archived from the original on 2018-11-11. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  3. ^ "Govt yet to act on verdict against IGP : Lobbying on for the post". The Daily Star. 2004-12-09. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  4. ^ "Mohammad Abdul Quaiyum made new IGP". 2005-05-04. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  5. ^ a b c "Tarique, Babar indicted". The Daily Star. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  6. ^ "'Deliberate attempts to destroy Aug 21 attack evidence'". Bangla Tribune. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  7. ^ "The accused". The Daily Star. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  8. ^ "Bail petitions of 2 ex-IGPs rejected". The Daily Star. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  9. ^ "Aug 21 Grenade Attack Cases: Trial completes after 14 years". The Daily Star. 2018-09-19. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  10. ^ "6 former cops granted bail". The Daily Star. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  11. ^ "I took charge just 3 hours before incident". The Daily Star. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  12. ^ "Four accused including two ex-IGPs hear charges". The Daily Star. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  13. ^ "গুনাহার জমিদার বাড়ি দুপচাঁচিয়া, বগুড়া". Bogura Live (in Bengali). 30 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Ex IGP's son sent to jail". The Daily Observer. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2018-11-07.