The government yesterday withdrew Chittagong Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Jaynul Bari and attached him to the public administration ministry.
The reason for his withdrawal could not be ascertained immediately.
Jaynul Bari was transferred to Chittagong from his previous posting in Cox's Bazar 15 days ago.
The authorities transferred Jaynul from Cox's Bazar before the mayhem took place in Ramu. He was staying in the district when mobs carried out attacks on Buddhists temples and homes on September 29, sources said.
It is alleged that Jaynul, though he was in charge of the Cox's Bazar district administration at the time, did not take any steps to quell the violence.
He also participated in a farewell programme at Cox's Bazar DC office even a day after the violent attacks, they added.