Stop extortion on roads, highways: IGP

Staff Correspondent

27 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary gave directives to policemen to follow a zero tolerance policy to stop extortion on roads and highways.

He also asked police personnel to check fitness certificates and driving licences before the buses leave the terminals in the capital during Eid holidays.

He gave the directives to metropolitan and range officials through video conference at police headquarters on Sunday.

Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (media) of police headquarters, confirmed this to journalists.

He stated that carrying passengers on rooftops of buses is strictly prohibited.

The IGP warned against throwing stones at running trains. He asked policemen to take steps to stop such incidents.

He also gave directives to stop overloading of passengers in launches and picking passengers by small boats.

He asked to set up CCTVs at crucial points of highways. Carrying passengers by trucks, pickups and other goods-laden vehicles are forbidden.

No vehicle will stop on the way without specific information. Javed Patwary also asked to ensure security at National Eidgah, Solakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj, Gor-e-Shaheed Maidan in Dinajpur and other eidgahs throughout the country.

Tight security measures will be taken in residential areas, banks, financial institutions, jewelry shops and other important points.