Stringent security for peaceful Eid celebration


DHAKA, Aug 31, 2017 (BSS) – The entire country has been brought under stringent security blankets with the deployment of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police in the capital and elsewhere for peaceful and smooth celebration of the holy Eid-ul-Azha on Saturday.

“We have taken all possible measures to ensure security for peaceful celebration of the Eid,” said Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque.

The law enforcers have planned special security measures at the Eidgahs, especially in the divisional cities of Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi and Rangpur.

Against the backdrop of the last year’s militant attack, the government has taken special security measures at the country’s largest Eidgah, Sholakia, in Kishorreganj.

Asked about intelligence information of militant attack centering the Eid, he said, “Security measures have been taken keeping everything 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, particularly at bus terminals, railway stations, river-ports and launch and ferry ghats, to prevent any untoward situation.

Law enforcers in a large numbers are now working to curb snatching, robbery, toll collection, the dope gang and other criminals.

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 crimes.

RAB personnel are monitoring the situation on 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 with deployment of additional forces.

The security measures were taken two days before Eid, which will remain effective until the capital returns to normalcy after the Eid festival.

The law enforcement 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.