Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued a set of directives including taking its escort facility to carry huge amount of money to evade being victimised of robbery and mugging during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-fitr.
As a part of the precautionary measures, the DMP has also directed to take money at different parts of the body, pocket, bag and the accompanied persons with using comparatively big roads instead of lanes and by lanes in carrying huge amount money and be more careful while got stuck in jam or traffic signal.
The DMP suggested preferring banks having closed circuit camera televisions (CCTVs) coverage and day instead of night for transaction of huge money and not to use of ATM booths in presence of others and be careful about inputting of secret PIN numbers of the ATM card while withdrawing money using booths.
It also recommended carrying huge amount of money with more one trusted persons, and using checkque in case of transaction of money from one bank to another bank and riding motor vehicles including motorcycle instead of rickshaws for transaction money.
The DMP like past few years is providing money-escort service to the people and organizations in carrying big amount of money from one place to another during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.
"The activities of criminals especially of muggers, robbers and ogyan party increase during this period. They can snatch the money from the city dwellers because of their little carelessness. Even a precious life can be lost because of the money. So the DMP is providing money-escort service to ensure the safe transport of big amount of money," said a DMP official today.
In case of taking money-escort, the city dwellers and organizations would have to arrange vehicles at their own initiatives and the DMP will provide the escort, he also said.
The DMP has requested to contact with the local police station or Police Control Room to get the money-escort service.
The contact numbers of the control room are - 9559933, 9551188, 9514400, 01713-398311 and national emergency service 999.