In a bid to beef up security, Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) has installed light machine gun (LMG) posts in six police stations of the city.
Additionally, action had been taken to enhance security at 11 other police stations of Sylhet district.The move came following the Hefazat-e-Islam’s countrywide violence and arson attack at police stations last month.
Talking to media, SMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) ABM Ashraf Ullah Taher said the members of the law enforcement agency were already on duty at the security posts from Thursday morning.
"In recent times, some extremist groups have been carrying out subversive activities in different parts of the country. They have destroyed public property through vandalism and arson,” he said.
“Considering this situation, special security measures have been taken at six police stations, all outposts and important installations under SMP," Ashraf Ullah Taher added.