Police department to become more people-oriented: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) A K M Shahidul Hoque, BPM today said initiatives have been taken to make police department more people-oriented with a view to strengthening the bridge between police and mass people.

Seeking cooperation from mass people to curb militancy and terrorism, the IGP said the law enforcing agencies alone cannot combat the evil forces from the society.

"Now the time has come to restore the image of this people-friendly department through honesty, unselfishness and good work", the police boss reminded the policemen.

The IGP said this while addressing a civic reception function on the occasion of its 38th founding anniversary held at Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Lines field at city's Dampara this evening.

Addressing the function as the chief guest, the IGP directed the police officials to enhance interaction with mass people in order to maintain peace and social security.

He said no other

force or department of the state has made such a supreme sacrifice for the sake of public interest since country's Liberation War in 1971.

He also asked the police officials to work without compromise under a well-prepared plan to maintain a sound law and order situation throughout the country.

Terming the overall law and order situation in the country as quite satisfactory, the IGP said his department has been working honestly by reducing the gap between law enforcers and the mass people.

He also called upon the police and peace loving people to be aware so that none can create anarchy in the country.

IGP categorically said that no innocent people would be harassed. Only the listed criminals and militant activists would be brought to book.

Shahidul Hoque also made a clarion call for sincere cooperation and support to the present government to combat militancy and fundamentalism.

Presided over by CMP Commissioner Iqbal Bahar, the function was addressed, among others, by former Mayor and President of Chittagong City Awami League A B M Mohiuddin Chowdhury, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Chittagong range, Sahfiqul Islam, former IGP Nurul Huda and former CMP commissioner Osman Ali Khan.

Members of Parliament, different public representatives, leaders of different places of worship and high officials of police, among others, attended the function.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)