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Police to be deployed at army’s abandoned camps: Kamal

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today

said that police will be deployed in camps abandoned by the army in three

hill districts to maintain law and order.

He made the remarks after a meeting on Chattogram Hill Tracts Affairs with

law enforcement agencies at his ministry conference room here.

“Temporary army camps, which are now vacant, will be police camps. We will

deploy police in these three districts to maintain peace and law and order

there,” Kamal said.

Mentioning that some unexpected incidents have taken place recently in the

three hill districts, he said, “The Prime Minister has instructed us to pay

attention to these hill districts.”

Kamal said his ministry has got a report on the latest situation of the

three hill districts where some recommendations have been made for improving

the law and order there.

“We have talked to all stakeholders concerned including those who have

been deployed for maintaining law and order in hill districts. We have also

discussed the matter with upazila chairmen, public representatives, lawmakers

and common people,” Kamal added.

Responding to a query, he said police with modern equipment will be

deployed in temporary army camps, which are vacant, to maintain peace in hill

districts.

“Along with the law and order, other matters including administrative

affairs and development programmes will be maintained properly. That’s why I

specially invited President of Chattogram Hill Tracts Jana Sanghati Samiti

(JSS) Jyotirindra Bodhipriyo Larma alias Santu Larma, to join the meeting,”

he said.

Kamal said Santu Larma raised various issues in the meeting and assured

the ministry that he would extend all out support to the law enforcement

agencies to maintain law and order in the hill districts.

Security Division Secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Inspector General of

Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed and officials concerned were present in the

meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)