‘Police to remain neutral during polls’

Staff Correspondent

11 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Monday said police will perform neutral duty in the next election.

“Police will be under the Election Commission in the next election” home minister told journalists responding to a question at the opening ceremony of the newly-constructed building of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in the capital.

The minister said many elections have been held in the last 10 years of the Awami League government. There was no chaos. Police have successfully carried out the duties. Hopefully, police will also do their job like this in the next national election.

Militants once tried to make Bangladesh an ineffective state, the Home Minister said that severe reply was given to them by the security forces.

He also said, “Our intelligence agencies, security forces are active. Whatever the conspiracy, whatever the blueprint, it will be suppressed with a strict hand.”

When asked about the treatment of Khaleda Zia, the minister said, “A delegates of BNP met with me. We will see the complaints and claims they have made. If the doctors think that they need treatment, appropriate measures will be taken for this.”

Joint-General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League and lawmaker of Mohammadpur-Adabor-Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanok, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia and DMP Tejgaon division deputy commissioner Biplob Kumar Sarker, were also present.