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IGP hails power of social media

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Around 2,000 landless people who lost their livelihood due to the erosion of Meghna River has received a piece of land for their graveyard on Tuesday. 

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed and his wife Zeeshan Mirza, also Police Nari Kalyan Samiti (Punak) President, unveiled the plaque of the permanent graveyard at Purba Charmansa village in Bhabaniganj Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district.

Later, IGP Benazir Ahmed exchanged views with the locals. Benazir Ahmed said, “A report was published on a news portal that there were no graveyards for the landless living in different places in Laxmipur area. After seeing the report on social media, my wife requested me to take measures in this regard. Inspired by her, we bought land on our own initiative and set up a graveyard and a mosque here.”

The IGP told them to consider the graveyard as a gift from the Prime Minister and urged all to pray for her.

The IGP and Punak president officially handed over the land documents to Abdur Rahman, who has lost his land. They both planted saplings one by one in the graveyard.

The graveyard will accommodate about four hundred people. The IGP later met at a drill shed range of the District Police Lines and in a law-and-order meeting with district police officers and members. He later inaugurated the Das Hat police outpost and women’s barracks.