Tight security for peaceful Eid celebration

Tight security for peaceful Eid celebration

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Dhaka – Entire Bangladesh has been brought under stringent security blanket with the deployment of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police for peaceful and smooth celebration of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr.“We have taken all possible security measures to ensure security for peaceful celebration of the Eid,” said Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque.
Law enforcers have planned special security measures at the Eidgahs, especially in divisional cities, Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi and Rangpur.
Against the backdrop of the last year militant attack, the government has taken special security measures at the country’s largest Eidgah, Sholakia, at Kishorreganj with deployment of five platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), and a large number of law enforcers to maintain the law and order.
Asked about intelligence report of militant attack centering the Eid, Director General (DG) of RAB Benazir Ahmed said, “We have no such information. Stringent security measures have been taken across the country, especially in the Eidgahs keeping every possible threat in mind.”
For a smooth and jubilant Eid celebration, RAB, police and different intelligence agencies, both in uniform and plain clothes are active at different strategic points in the cities, including bus terminals, railway station, river-ports, launch and ferry ghats, to prevent any untoward situation.
Law enforcers in large numbers are now working to curb snatching, robbery toll collection, the dope gang and other crimes. They are also monitoring buses, launches, trains, auto rickshaws, cars, micro buses and other vehicles at all strategic intersections in the big cities and its adjoining districts to thwart all kinds of criminal activities.
Several mobile teams are patrolling the big cities and vulnerable areas to maintain law and order. Law enforcers particularly RAB are monitoring on the highways for safe and sound journey of homebound people.
To make the security foolproof check posts have already been set up at different strategic points across the country, which are now being monitored by the law enforcers round the clock.
All officers-in-charge (OCs) of the police stations across the country have already been instructed to remain vigilant in the areas under their purview to restrict suspected criminals and their activities.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has taken area-wise security measures from with deployment of additional forces. The security measures were taken two days before Eid, which will remain effective till the capital returned to normalcy after the Eid festival.
The law enforcing agencies will remain vigilant to check crimes in the capital. The CCTV cameras installed at different households and installations will be examined before, during and after the Eid. – News Agency BSS

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