Mohammad Javed Patwary

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Mohammad Javed Patwary
মোহাম্মদ জাবেদ পাটোয়ারী
12th Bangladesh Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Assumed office
22 August 2022
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byGolam Moshi
27th Inspector General of Bangladesh Police
In office
31 January 2018 – 15 April 2020
PresidentAbdul Hamid
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byA. K. M. Shahidul Haque
Succeeded byBenazir Ahmed
8th Chief Executive of Criminal Investigation Department
In office
19 February 2008 – 16 March 2009
Appointed byMinister of Home Affairs
Preceded byPhani Bhoushon Choudhury
Succeeded bySyed Shahzaman Raj
Personal details
Born (1961-04-15) April 15, 1961 (age 62)
Chandpur District, East Pakistan
Alma mater
AwardsBangladesh Police Medal (BPM)
IGP’s Exemplary Good Service Badge
Notable work
  • Addl. Inspector General for CID
  • Police Commissioner of Rajshahi
  • Police Commissioner of Khulna
  • Chief of Special Branch, the premier Intelligence Agency of Bangladesh
Police career
Allegiance Bangladesh
DepartmentCrime Investigation Department
Branch Bangladesh Police
Service years1986–2018
RankIGP Rank Badge IGP
WebsiteOfficial website

Mohammad Javed Patwary was a Bangladeshi police officer and a former Inspector General of Police of Bangladesh Police . Earlier, he served as Additional Inspector General of Police Special Branch (SB).[1] After his retirement in 2020, he was appointed as the ambassador to Saudi Arabia by the Government of Bangladesh.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Patwary was born on 15 April 1961 and grew up in Mandary Village, Sadar upazila, Chandpur district.[4] He completed his SSC and HSC from Baburhat high school and Chandpur Govt. College respectively. He earned his bachelor's and master's in social welfare from the University of Dhaka.[4] He obtained his PhD from the Jahangirnagar University under the Public Administration department.[4] His research topic was "Combating Terrorism in Bangladesh: Challenges and Prospects".[4]


Patwary then joined Bangladesh Police as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986[5] and awarded first merit position in the 6th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS).

Patwary had served in the United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation in Croatia, United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone, United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, and United Nations Mission in South Sudan.[4]

On 26 January 2018, Patwary had been appointed as 28th Inspector General of Police of Bangladesh police.[4] He was serving as the additional inspector general and chief of the Special Branch.[6] During his time at the Special Branch he collected documents for The Prison Diaries of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman which had pleased Rahman's family members including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.[7] He preserved documents of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the archies of the Special Branch.[8]

Patwary is a guest lecturer at the Social Welfare and Research Institute and the Department of Criminology at the University of Dhaka.[4] He described the 2018 Bangladesh general election as "peaceful".[9] He was the president of the Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation.[10]

Patwary retired from police with effect from 15 April 2020. He was replaced by Benazir Ahmed, Director General of Rapid Action Battalion.[11] On 29 June 2020, he was appointed the ambassador of Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia on a three year contract.[12] He replaced Golam Moshi, leader of Jatiya Party, as ambassador.[13]


  1. ^ মহাপুলিশ পরিদর্শক পদে পদোন্নতি (in Bengali). 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  2. ^ "Javed Patwary new ambassador to Saudi Arabia". UNB. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  3. ^ "Dr. Mohammed Javed Patwary". Arab News. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Javed Patwary new IGP". The Daily Star. 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh appoints Jabed Patwary as new IGP". 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  6. ^ "নতুন আইজিপি জাবেদ পাটোয়ারী". Bangla Tribune (in Bengali). Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  7. ^ "নতুন আইজিপি জাবেদ পাটোয়ারী". Kaler Kantho (in Bengali). Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  8. ^ "Javed Patwari under the leadership of the police". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  9. ^ "Peaceful voting underway: IGP". The Daily Star. 2018-12-30. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  10. ^ "Youth Kabaddi C'ship : Moulvibazar win title". The Daily Star. 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  11. ^ Report, Star Online (2020-04-15). "New IGP Benazir Ahmed takes office". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  12. ^ Report, Star Online (2020-06-29). "Former IGP Javed Patwary appointed next ambassador to KSA". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
  13. ^ "Ex-IGP Javed Patwary made envoy to Saudi Arabia". Dhaka Tribune. 2020-06-29. Retrieved 2022-12-02.