Security tightened in Gulshan area

Staff Correspondent

25 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has tightened security in the capital’s Gulshan area ahead of the Independence Day on March 26.

DMP also clarified the confusion about the words ‘red alert’ wrongly written by Gulshan Club authorities.

“We’re tightening security ahead of March 26. We do this as part of our security measures ahead of any special occasion like February 21 and December 16. People need not to be worried in this regard,” DMP Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan Division) Mushtaq Ahmed said on Sunday.

“According to our instruction, a number of clubs in Gulshan area issued security alerts to their members. Unfortunately, Gulshan Club mistakenly wrote ‘red alert’ in the message to their members, creating confusion and concern among them,” said Mushtaq Ahmed.

“We have talked to them in this regard. They told us that they would resend another correct message to their members,” he added.

Nurul Alam, Senior Manager (Administration) of Gulshan Club, confirmed about the messages and said “DMP has asked us to issue security alert to our members as precautionary measure. Accordingly we sent the messages to all our members.

“We have taken extra cautionary measures on the club premises as per the recommendations of police,” he added.