Tight security measures in Ctg ahead of Pahela Boishakh

Tight security measures in Ctg ahead of Pahela Boishakh

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Dhaka- The authorities of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and district police here have taken extra security measures to avert any untoward incident on Pahela Boishakh, the first day of the Bengali New Year.The authorities took decision to deploy 3,250 police personnel and nearly 550 RAB members for uninterrupted celebration of Pahela Boishakh in the city and district. CMP sources said, they would deploy 2,250 police personnel at 92 points and set up 32 check posts in different strategic places in the metropolis as part of its security measures. RAB will also deploy over 350 personnel in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Feni and Comilla cities to maintain law and order, the RAB sources said.Reazul Masud, Additional Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) of Chittagong district police, said over 1,500 police personnel will be kept for vigil at important places including upazila headquarters on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh. Special security measures will be taken especially at the biggest Boishakhi Mela celebration venues like DC Hill, CRB area, Patenga Sea Beach and Shilpakala Academy, said Anwar Hossain, Additional Deputy Commissioner of CMP (Public relation). Besides, different tourist spots and amusement parks including Foy’s Lake, Swadhinata Park, Parky Sea Beach, Chittagong University campus and Sitakunda Eco Park will be brought under the security net, the sources added.Agency

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