Ensure smooth Eid journey

IGP directs police officers

Staff Correspondent

15 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has directed police officials to perform their duties properly to ensure smooth movement of homebound people on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha as government restrictions have been relaxed.  

The chief of Bangladesh Police gave instructions to metropolitan police commissioners, range DIGs and police superintendents during a virtual meeting on Wednesday in regard to overall law and order situation, security and traffic management centering on the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, according to a press release of police headquarters.

In addition, Benazir Ahmed instructed the police officers not to stop the vehicles carrying the sacrificial animals without any specific information or complaint.

He requested all concerned, including the haat (Market) authorities, to put up banners, mentioning the names of the specific haats, on trucks or launches carrying animals to control the entry of cattle-laden vehicles into another haat.  

The IGP also requested the authorities concerned to set up animal markets in compliance with the hygiene rules to prevent corona infections.

Benazir Ahmed directed the officials to deploy uniformed and plainclothes police to ensure the safety during the country’s main Eid congregation.

He also instructed them to increase patrols and bit policing activities in compliance with hygiene rules to prevent theft, robbery and other crimes during Eid holidays. In this context, the IGP said that he will take an initiative to implement the Chowkidari system as well.

The police chief said various initiatives taken by Bangladesh Police have made it possible to control militancy and extremism. In order to prevent such crimes, the police activities have to be continued with the increase of intelligence surveillance.

The IGP also directed the officials to increase intelligence surveillance so that no one can disrupt the law and order situation by spreading rumors through social media.   

Additional IGs of Police Headquarters, DIGs concerned and other officials attended the meeting.