Weeklong crackdown on militants begins Friday

Weeklong crackdown on militants begins Friday


In the wake of recent secret killings, the police is set to launch a weeklong countrywide anti-militant combing operation on Friday. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Police Headquarters with Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Islam in the chair on Thursday. Sources at the police headquarters said top police officials of different police units sat in the meeting to take necessary steps following the recent secret killings, including that of SP Babul Akter’s wife. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.

Addressing the meeting, the IGP ordered the senior police officials to intensify anti-militant preaches across the country alongside intensifying community policing to collect information about militants and terrorists. Terming the killing of Babul Akter’s wife a very tragic and barbaric one, the police chief also ordered his colleagues to bring the perpetrators to justice immediately. He asked the police officers to discharge their duty with strong mentality saying,” Perform your duties with a team spirit.”

The meeting took a number of decisions, including updating of militants’ list alongside increasing surveillance on religious institutions as well as strangers and tenants. It also decided to increase security for foreigners as well as keep the community policing effective. Additional IGP Fatema Begum, Additional IGP of CID Hemayet Hossain, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, all commissioners of different metropolitan police, DIGs, Superintendent of police of various districts attended the meeting.


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