Legal procedures against DIG Mizan underway: Kamal

DHAKA, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said legal procedure is underway against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman.

If he (Mizan) wants to surrender to law enforcers, he can do so, he told journalists after attending a programme at Bangladesh Krishibid Institution (KBI), Farm gate in the city.

Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) organised the programme on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with its Director General M Jamal Uddin Ahmed in the chair.

Addressing the function as the chief guest, the minister said the government is determined to root out illegal drugs and its abuse in the country. We are working about demand and supply as well as rehabilitation of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. We are giving importance to reduce its demand through social awareness, he said.

Kamal said the department of drugs control has formed antidrugs committees more than 28,000 educational institutions across the country and held 7,898 meetings in various educational institutions.

He said the government is working to ensure participation of all section of people in the antidrug campaign, adding, The government has strengthened Bangladesh Coast Guard and Border Guard Bangladesh.

Apart from this, law enforcement agencies are also working on it, the minister added.

Illicit drug trafficking and its abuse would have to be remove from the country at any cost, he said.

Secretary of security services M Shahiduzzaman also spoke on the occasion as a special guest.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)