Government Policy

Police plan special security for Biswa Ijtema

Police are set to take special security measures for the two phases Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslim community, on the bank of River Turag at Tongi, from January 12-15 and January 20-22 next.

"Police are very much sincere in holding the Biswa Ijtema in a peaceful and secured manner and it will prepare the security plan in coordination with other law enforcement and security agencies," Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said after holding a meeting with Tablig Jamaat leaders at Police Headquarters yesterday (Wednesday).

The meeting decided to deploy plain cloth policemen alongside uniformed one, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Ansar and Armed Police Battalion personnel in large numbers in and around the Ijtema venue to ensure security of the pilgrims.

It also decided to install archways, closed-circuit camera televisions (CCTVs) and watch towers to make the security foolproof. Activities of the banned militant outfits will be monitored closely aimed at avoiding any untoward incidents.

The meeting also discussed traffic management system to ease public sufferings centering the Ijtema.

Among others, additional IGP of APBN Md Siddiqur Rahman, additional IGP (HRM) Md Mainur Rahman Chowdhury, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah, additional IGP of railway Md Abul Kashem and concerned officials were present at the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)