River police starts journey in Rajshahi

23 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: The first ever River police has launched its journey in Rajshahi aims at ensuring security to the riverine area creating high hope among the public in general here, reports BSS.  

The river police has installed two camps– one in Bashari area under Paba upazila and another in Railway Bazar area under Godagari upazila– with 10 manpower comprising two inspectors, two assistant sub-inspectors and six constables in the preliminary stage.

The inhabitants of the areas will feel more secure following the start of the camps and crime will be on the wane consequently.

In the first drive, the Paba River Police seized a huge quantity of illegal current nets from the Padma River on Friday night.

Mehedi Masud, inspector of Paba River Police, said they accompanied by Upazila Fisheries Officer Abu Bakkar seized 2,800 meters of illegal current nets worth around Taka 1.09 lakh from Char Khidirpur riverine area.

He said there is a plan to install a river police camp near to Rajshahi Cadet College in Charghat and install a river police station at Rajshahi Police Line, however, the Padma riverine areas from Godagari to Charghat upazilas will command by Rajshahi River Police.