Government Policy

Ensure safety of Eid journey of home-bound people: IGP

Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed on Thursday directed the field level police officers to ensure safe movement of the people going home to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival.

“The safety of the people has to be ensured through coordination within each unit of the police,” the police chief said addressing virtually at meeting of senior police officers and specialized unit officials at police headquarters.

The IGP directed the police officers to build an adequate security system through beat policing and community policing.

He also asked the police members to follow the instructions of the government in using social media.

He directed the specialized naval, industrial, highway and tourist police units to take adequate security measures in their respective jurisdictions on the occasion of Eid.

During the meeting, AIG (Operations) Mohammad Ehsan Sattar placed security issues related to the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr, shopping malls, banks and financial institutions, bus and launch terminals, and railway stations, Eid Jamaat and leisure center-centric security as well as traffic management and overall law and order.

At the meeting, it was decided to deploy women and white-clothes police along with uniformed police in shopping malls, banks and financial institutions.

Decisions of providing escorts for large financial transactions or money transfers were also taken at the meeting. The meeting also decided to ensure the security of the country’s main Eid Jamaat, including the National Eidgah.

Passengers have been asked not to travel on the roofs of buses and trains and on boats at the risk of their lives.

Additional IG Md. Moinur Rahman Chowdhury, Additional IG M Khurshid Hossain, DIG YM Belalur Rahman, DIG Md Haider Ali Khan and concerned officials were present at the meeting.

Source: United News of Bangladesh