Security beefed up as militants target police: IGP

Staff Correspondent

16 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Security has been beefed up across the country as police have now become targets of militants.

Inspector general of police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary said this while speaking at a discussion organised by the Crime Reporters’ Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) at Police Headquarters in the capital on Wednesday.

He said, “Militant activities are under control in our country, but it has not been possible to uproot militancy completely.“

“Militants are carrying out attacks in ‘Lone Wolf’ style worldwide.”

He informed that a tendency of carrying out attacks single-handedly has increased instead of group attacks.

However, Middle East-based militant outfit, Islamic State (IS), is not active in Bangladesh, he said.

Javed Patwary said that awareness against militants has increased among people after Gulshan Holy Artisan attack in the capital. 

CRAB presdent Abul Khayer, general secretary Dipu Sarwar, additional IGP (HRM) Shafiqul Islam and CRAB executive committee members, among others, attended the event.