Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will conduct drives against adulterated foods during Ramadan, which is likely to begin on May 6, with an aim to ensure safe foods for all in the capital.
DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said this during a special coordination meeting on overall security, law and order situation and traffic management ahead of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. The meeting was held at DMP headquarters on Thursday.The commissioner said DMP Mobile Courts would be vigilant to check food adulterations.
On the security issue, he said sufficient security measures have been adopted during the holy month.
“Additional forces will be deployed at bus and launch terminals and railway stations. Special teams in plainclothes and uniforms will remain watchful to check muggings, extortions and doping.”
Police will provide security at shopping malls while the shopping mall owner associations have to arrange CCTVs, archways, access controlling machines and other security-related measures, he added.
The commissioner urged all to be more cautious while carrying a huge amount of cash from one place to another.
He has also called upon the agents of mobile banking to seek help from DMP Money Escort during carrying a big amount of money.He forbade people to carry a large amount of money without police assistance.
He advised businessmen to check money through fake note identification devices.
On the traffic management, Asaduzzaman has said traffic division will work effortlessly so that people can go to their destinations to have Iftar timely.
“There will be no vehicle gathering on intersections. Vehicle parking will be on selected points. No parking will be on footpaths and in front of shopping malls and around. Motorbikes cannot move on sidewalks. Rickshaw, van and push cart will be off limits to important roads,” he went on to say.
He added that senior police officers will monitor the activities of their juniors.
The DMP chief called upon Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) to pay the salaries and bonuses of every garment factories’ workers before the Eid.
He asked the bus owner associations to be active to avert road accidents. Asaduzzaman Mia warned against unfit vehicles plying and ticket sale on the black market.
The DMP commissioner requested the Dhaka city corporations, Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and other utility service providers to not allow fresh digging of roads till the Eid ul-Fitr and complete the ongoing road, lane and drainage development activities as soon as possible.
Senior officers of DMP, intelligence agencies, Fire Service, leaders from shop, bus and launch owner associations, BGMEA and BKMEA, among others, were present at the meeting.