DMP ban on carrying arms, rally around JS

Staff Correspondent

6 April, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has imposed restrictions on carrying firearms, explosives and other harmful objects as well as holding rally, procession and demonstration around Sangsad Bhaban to ensure smooth functioning of the parliament during its 20th session scheduled to begin on Sunday.   

The restrictions will come into effect from Saturday midnight and remain in force till the conclusion of the 20th session, said a DMP press release on Thursday.   

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia slapped the restrictions under section 28 and 29 of Police Ordinance 1976 to ensure smooth and uninterrupted functioning of the session.

The areas kept within the purview of the restrictions are Mahakhali crossing of Mymensingh road to Bangla Motor crossing via Old Airport Road, western part of Bangla Motor link road to Saarc Fountain at Karwanbazar crossing, eastern part of Panthapath to Farmgate via Green Road link road, Shyamali crossing of Mirpur road to Dhanmondi 16 (old 27) link road, Rokeya Sarani link road to Bijoy Sarani Parjatan crossing via old 9th division (airplane) crossing, eastern part of Indira road to Manik Mia Avenue’s western part and restricted area of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban and all the roads and lanes in the area.