October 1, 2022, 5:29 pm

Diplomatic correspondent

2022-08-03 11:19:58 BdST

Drug possessionGovt withdrawn a female diplomat from Jakarta mission

The government in a prompt action has withdrawn a female diplomat from the Bangladesh Embassy in Jakarta amid drug related allegation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday confirmed that the government withdrawn Deputy Ambassador at the Indonesian mission of Bangladesh Ms. Kazi Anarkoly following complaint against her about marijuana possession and indiscipline while discharging her service was in Indonesia.

However, the allegation has not been proven yet.

“The entire issue is unfortunate and embarrassing for us. We are investigating it,’ State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam told reporters on Tuesday.

He noted that it will be revealed through investigation whether she herself was involved in it or her friend.

In this regard, he said that the government will thoroughly investigate the illegal drug-related allegation against Kazi Anarkoly, deputy chief of mission of Bangladesh in Jakarta.

He said that they came to know that there was another foreign national at the apartment.

“I can assure you that there will be a full-fledged investigation into it and it will move to the right direction,” Shahriar said adding that steps would be taken against her as per the law if the allegation brought against her was found to be true after the investigation.

He said that Kazi Anarkoly had already been called back and thanked the Indonesian government for cooperating with the Bangladesh government in getting the diplomat back to Dhaka.

He said that the government would never compromise with the high standard of the foreign cadres.

There is an allegation that the Indonesian authorities found cannabis, also known as marijuana, at her residence last month where a Nigerian national used to live, too.

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