RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) have sought wholehearted cooperation from all quarters for successful and peaceful celebrations of the forthcoming Durga Puja amid the novel coronavirus pandemic situation.
RMP high ranking officials came up with the call while addressing a law and order meeting related to the Durga Puja, the largest religious festival for the Hindu Community, at its headquarters conference hall on Saturday.
With RMP Commissioner Abu Kalam Siddique in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional Commissioner Sujayet Islam and Deputy Commissioners Rashidul Hassan and Sazid Hossain.
Puja Udjapan Committee leaders Anil Kumar Sarker and Topan Kumar Sen also spoke. The meeting was told that the Durga Puja will be held at 92 mondaps in the RMP areas this year.
In his remarks, RMP Commissioner Abu Kalam Siddque assured of extending all possible security support to the puja celebration everywhere in the RMP areas. Already, vigilance activities have been intensified, he added. He urged the puja committee leaders to set up closed circuit cameras in the important puja mandaps alongside metal detectors in the main entrances. There should be separate gates for male and females.
Kalam Siddique asked the officer-in-charge (OC) of the police stations to keep close coordination with the puja committee round the clock. He also gave instructions to the traffic division to enhance traffic management.
“We have to put in our level best efforts to ensure communal harmony for all faiths in each of the puja mandaps,” he added.