Kamal for reducing transnational crimes in South Asia

DHAKA, April 2, 2017 (BSS)- Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today laid stress on reducing transnational crimes and ensuring security of the South Asian region by enhancing mutual cooperation, skill, and sharing experiences among the nations.

"The regional police forces need to be equipped with update knowledge, information and the latest training for facing the challenges of globalized forms of crimes," he said while inaugurating a two-week training course on 'Transnational Crime-SAARC Perspective' at Bangladesh Police Staff College (PSC) here.

Chaired by the Rector of PSC Dr M Saiiqur Rahman, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque addressed the function as special guest.

Among others, Director General of RAB Benazir Ahmed, Additional Inspector General (Adi-IGP) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Sheikh Hemayet Hossain, Adi-IGP of Finance and Development Fatema Begum, Adi-IGP of Human Resources and Training Moinur Rahman Chowdhury and Adi-IGP Railway M A Kashem were present.

The home minister said the pattern of globalized crimes has already been changed due to effects of geopolitics, free market economy and evolution of new trends of terrorism. The regional police forces should be more participatory and have to be equipped with modern techniques, technologies and knowledge to cope with the challenge, he added.

IGP Shahidul Haque said that Bangladesh hosted the conference of 'Chiefs of Police' of South Asia successfully last month and is now holding the ongoing 136th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) here.

He stressed the need for enhancing bilateral and transnational cooperation among the police forces of the South Asian countries for combating terrorism, militancy, human trafficking and drug trafficking.

A total of 20 senior police officials from Bangladesh, the Maldives, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka are participating in the training programme.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)