Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque said that the disputed cattle markets in the capital would be shut down to maintain law and order.
In a press conference at the Police Headquarters on Monday, the IGP said that the decision has been taken so that law and order situation could not be deteriorated over setting up of cattle markets for sacrificial animals.
No illegal cattle market would be allowed in Dhaka, he said adding that markets would only be set up at 23 places designated by two city corporations. “Toll collection in cattle markets will not be tolerated,” IGP Shahidul Haque warned.
Giving assurance that law enforcers would help the cattle traders in dealing big amount of money, he said initiatives have been taken to set up police camps in every cattle market while city corporations’ authorities have been asked to install fake note identifying machines.