Vatara police on Saturday distributed essential commodities to 600 families living from hand to mouth.
Each family received five kilograms rice, two kg potato, one kg lentil, one kg onion, one kg soybean oil, one kg salt and a bar of soap.Sudip Kumar Chakraborty, deputy commissioner (DC) of Gulshan Crime Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, inaugurated the relief distribution at Soulmaid High School premises as the chief guest.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Vatara Police Station Muktaruzzaman, Inspector (Investigation) Abu Azif and Inspector (Operations) Golam Faruk were, among others, present on the occasion.
OC Muktaruzzaman told the Daily Sun that they distributed essential commodities to the lower-income group at three wards of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
Proper safety measures were maintained during the distribution process to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19.
The OC also urged people who did not receive the relief and feel shy to collect those by standing in long queues, to contact the police station.
“Police will take the essential commodities to their house,” he said.