Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will ensure 4-tier security at Jatiya Eidgah on the day of Eid-ul Fitr, installing closed-circuit (CC) cameras and setting up archways at every entry point.
“All the Musallis (Muslim devotees) will have to go through metal detector and archway scanning to enter the eidgah. Police members in uniform and in plain clothes will be deployed in and around the ground. We have already installed a large number of CC cameras, bringing the ground and its adjacent areas under police surveillance,” said DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah.
“Swat team members of police would be deployed. Fire tender, command vehicle and watch tower will be there to ensure foolproof security. We have set up emergency gates for the Musallis to come out of the ground beside the main gate,” he added.
The DMP chief urged the devotees not to carry anything other than jaynamaz (prayer mat) and umbrella and to let the security men check these at different check posts.
Asaduzzaman said the police will not let any vehicles and motorcycles to come within half a kilometer of the eidgah and called upon all to park their vehicles at the designated parking places.