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)