The police headquarters (PHQ) has issued directives to the authorities concerned to adopt special intelligence surveillance to collect information in advance relating to possible militant attacks centering the Eid-ul-Azha.
It has also ordered taking special security measures for the Jatiya Eidgah and Sholakia Maidan and all large Eid congregations in the big cities, district headquarters and elsewhere in the country, keeping in mind the possibility of terror attacks, reports BSS.
Directives have also been issued to ensure a well-designed traffic management system so the home-bound passengers can reach their destinations without any hassle to observe the Eid with their near and dear ones.
The directives came from a recent meeting on "law and order and traffic management" held at the police headquarters in the capital city with Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque presiding.
All the police commissioners, deputy inspectors general (DIGs) of police, and concerned police supers were present at the meeting.
Police in uniform and plainclothes alongside the elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have been asked to keep an extra vigil on bus, ferry and train terminals, cattle markets and shopping malls to prevent extortionists, pickpockets, counterfeit currency makers, cheats and muggers from committing any crime.
Apart from the ongoing security surveillance on the suspected militant outfits, the security forces have been asked to oversee different tourist spots, traffic movements in the capital and highways, launch terminals, drug peddling, extortions in cattle markets and highways and trafficking of cattle hides.
All-out arrangements, including temporary control rooms, watch towers, use of fake currency identification machine at capital's cattle markets and providing police escort while carrying huge amount of money, will be ensured ahead of the Eid.
Special security check-posts will be installed at all entry and exit points to and from Dhaka centering the Eid-ul-Azha. Besides, most shopping malls and cattle markets will be brought under the purview of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.