Polls preparations better than ever: IGP

Sun Online Desk

20th December, 2018 06:28:17 printer

Polls preparations better than ever: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Javed Patwari on Thursday said the preparedness of law enforcement agencies for the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections are better than any time in the past.


Quoting Patwary UNB said, "If the environment, now prevailing in the country, continues we can present a peaceful election to the nation."


The police chief came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the city's Nirbachan Bhaban.


"We came here today to inform the CEC and the election commissioners about our plan on election. It was part of our regular meeting," he said.


Brushing aside the complaint of Jatiya Oikya Front that police department is not under the EC now, the IGP said the complaint totally untrue. "The whole administration, including the police, is now working under the Election Commission," he said.


Javed Patwari did not respond when asked about the attack on Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain.


Additional IGP Mokhlesur Rahman, DMP commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, DMP Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Monirul Islam were also present.