Only Jainamaj, umbrella allowed to be carried to Jatiya Eidgah

DHAKA, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner

Asaduzzaman Miah today said none will be allowed to enter Jatiya Eidgah with

vanity bags, bags, trolleys, explosives, adding that devotees with only

jainamaj (prayer mats) and umbrella will be allowed to enter the Eidgah.

All the devotees will go through threetier checking before entering the

Eidgah. Police personnel in uniform and plain cloth have been deployed in

around the Eidgah to make the security foolproof. SWAT team, bomb disposal

unit and dog squad will be stand to put a security blanket over the Jatiya

Eidgah, the DMP boss told newsmen at Jatiya Eidgah ground after inspecting

the overall security arrangements here today.

The DMP commissioner said the identical security measures have also been

taken for Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.

Dog squads and bomb disposal unit will sweep the Jatiya Eidgah ground and

the area will be under real time monitoring from makeshift control rooms

situated at Baitul Mukarram and Jatiya Eidgah through closed circuit camera

televisions (CCTVs), he also said.

All the devotees coming for the Eid congregation will be checked by

archways and metal detectors in front of Shikkha Bhaban, Matsya Bhaban and

National Press Club. No vehicular movement will be allowed in this area in

before Eid jamaats. Devotees will again be checked at the main entry point of

Jatiya Eidgah and VIP point of the ground.

The DMP chief requested all the city dwellers to help law enforcers in

conducting search as none will be allowed to enter the Jatiya Eidgah without

search. He also requested all to contact makeshift control room at Jatiya

Eidgah, police control room over mobile and landline numbers 01713398311,

9559933, 9551188 and 9514400 or by dialing national emergency number 999 in

case of necessary.

Asaduzzaman Miah later inspected makeshift control room at Jatiya Eidgah

and a security drill of Counter Terrorism Unit on the ground.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)