Security has been beefed up inside and around the diplomatic enclave in the city’s Banani and Gulshan areas from Tuesday morning following Monday’s killing of a Italian national.
Italian national Cesare Tavella, 50, Project Manager for PROOFS (Profitable Opportunities for Food Security) of the Netherlands-based non-governmental organisation ‘ICCO Cooperation’, was shot dead by some miscreants in Gulshan area of the city on Monday evening.
Contacted, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of DMP Muntashirul Islam admitted that additional police have been deployed in the diplomatic zone in the morning.
Besides, motorcycle and food patrolling of uniform police as well as check posts have been intensified, while security of the diplomatic missions and offices of the international organizations have also been increased alongside enhancing surveillance in the area , the DC (Media) added.
Within a day into the murder of Italian national Cesare Tavella,, Canada has updated its security alert for its citizens in Bangladesh as done by the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Canadian government in its official website mentioned that there is a ‘threat of terrorism’ in Bangladesh.
Earlier on Monday night, The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US Department of State issued security message for US citizens in Dhaka advising them to review security.
The British government also issued a travel alert claiming that ‘militants’ may be targeting western interests in Bangladesh in late September.