Hassan Mahmood Khandker

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Hassan Mahmood Khandker
হাসান মাহমুদ খন্দকার
25th Inspector General of Bangladesh Police
In office
31 August 2010 – 30 December 2014
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byNur Mohammad
Succeeded byAKM Shahidul Haque
6th Director General Rapid Action Battalion
In office
15 February 2007 – 30 August 2010
Prime Minister
Preceded byBaharul Alam
Succeeded byMd. Mokhlesur Rahman
Personal details
BornPirgachha, Rangpur
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Notable work
Police career
UnitRapid Action Battalion
Allegiance Bangladesh
Branch Bangladesh Police
Service years1982 - 2014
RankIGP Rank Badge IGP

Hassan Mahmood Khandker is a former Bangladeshi police officer who served as the 26th Inspector General of Bangladesh Police from 31 August 2010 to 30 December 2014. He was the longest serving Inspector General in Bangladesh Police's history.[1] It was during his tenure that Bangladesh Police got Independence Day Award.[1] Moreover, rank badge of the IGP upgraded to 3-star general in his time, earlier IGP was bearing two-star general rank badge since 1983.[2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

Khandker born in Pirgachha Upazila in Rangpur district.[4] He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Dhaka.[5]

Khandker joined the police department in 1984 as a member of the Bangladesh Civil Service cadre of the 1982 batch. He served as director general of Rapid Action Battalion during February 2007 to August 2010.[6][5] He received the Bangladesh Police Medal and the President Police Medal. During his tenure as the IGP, Bangladesh Police received the Independence Day Award.[7]

Khandker was appointed as the ambassador of Bangladesh to Spain in 2015.[8][1]

Khandker has charges against him in International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Former police chief Hassan Mahmood Khandker made Bangladesh's Ambassador to Spain". 17 August 2015. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  2. ^ "IGP to be elevated to 3-star general". The Daily Star. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2022-09-27.
  3. ^ "We don't believe in using police as political weapon: Hasina". Risingbd.com. Retrieved 2022-09-27.
  4. ^ "Hassan Mahmood new IGP". The Daily Star. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  5. ^ a b "New IGP vows pro-people police force". The Daily Star. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  6. ^ "New IGP, RAB DG, DMP commissioner named in a major police shake-up". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh's new police chief calls for camaraderie". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Ambassador Hassan Mahmood Khandker presents credential to the King of Spain". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. ^ "El embajador de Bangladesh, acusado de crímenes ante el TPI, presenta hoy sus credenciales al Rey". abc.es (in European Spanish). Retrieved 27 September 2016.