Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun

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Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun
চৌধুরী আব্দুল্লাহ আল মামুন

29th Inspector General of Bangladesh Police
Assumed office
30 September 2022
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byBenazir Ahmed
9th Director General of Rapid Action Battalion
In office
15 April 2020 – 29 September 2022
PresidentAbdul Hamid
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byBenazir Ahmed
Succeeded byM Khurshid Hossain
13th Chief Executive of Criminal Investigation Department
In office
10 October 2019 – 14 March 2020
Appointed byMinister of Home Affairs
Preceded byMd Shafiqul Islam
Succeeded byMahbubur Rahman
Personal details
Born (1964-01-12) 12 January 1964 (age 59)
Sunamganj, East Pakistan, Pakistan
SpouseTayyaba Musarrat Jaha
Residence(s)Police Bhaban IGP Residence, Dhaka
Alma materAdamjee Cantonment College[1]
Police Training
Bangladesh Police Academy
  • Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM)
  • President Police Medal (PPM)
Notable workDirector General of Rapid Action Battalion
Police career
Allegiance Bangladesh
DepartmentCriminal Investigation Department
Branch Bangladesh Police
Service years1989–present
RankIGP Rank Badge IGP

Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun is a Bangladeshi police officer and the current Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Bangladesh Police since 30 September 2022.[2] Previously he served as Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). He was made the DG of RAB in April 2020.[3] Prior to join RAB, he was the chief of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).[4]

Early life[edit]

Al-Mamun was born on 12 January 1964 in the village of Shreehail under Sullah Upazila in Sunamganj District.[5]


Mamun joined Bangladesh Police as an assistant superintendent of police in 1989.[6] Mamun was promoted to Additional IG grade-I on October 2021.[7] During his service period he served as superintendent of Police in Nilphamari district, deputy commissioner in Dhaka Metropolitan Police and as Deputy Inspector General in Mymensingh and Dhaka Range and Police Headquarters.[8] Mamun was scheduled to retire on Jan 11, 2022, but he got an extension on his job until July 2024 on contract basis.[9]

U.S. sanctions[edit]

On 10 December 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury added Al-Mamun to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list over the Killing of Ekramul Haque under the Global Magnitsky Act.[10][11][12] Individuals on the list have their assets blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Al-Mamun is married to Tayyaba Musarrat Jaha in his personal life.[5] The couple has two sons and a daughter.[5]


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  2. ^ Staff Correspondent (2022-09-23). "New chiefs of police, Rab take charge Sept 30". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
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  6. ^ Report, Star Online (2020-04-15). "New Rab DG Mamun assumes office". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-09-14.
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  9. ^ Correspondent, Senior. "IGP Abdullah Al-Mamun's tenure extended by one and a half years". Retrieved 2023-01-10.
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  11. ^ Welle (, Deutsche. "What's behind US sanctions against Bangladesh's elite paramilitary force? | DW | 14.12.2021". DW.COM. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
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  13. ^ "Global Magnitsky Designations; North Korea Designations; Burma-related Designations; Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies (NS-CMIC) List Update". U.S. Department of the Treasury. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
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