Security tightened as police gear up for Pahela Baishakh

Bangladesh on 06 April 2015
Location : Dhaka. Bangladesh | Source : Dhaka Tribune; Image Source: WikiMedia Commons

The police force has begun its preparations for Pahela Baishakh celebrations.

With a little over a week left before the occasion, decision makers from Bangladesh Police and intelligence agencies held a meeting yesterday morning at the police headquarters to initiate the procedures. The inspector general of police chaired the meeting.

To ensure security for citizens, law enforcers will beef up the current deployments in public places, Baishakhi fairs, movie theatres, sports and cultural events across the country, said a police press-note released after the meeting.

The morning procession brought by Institute of Fine Arts students, better known as Mangal Shobhajatra, and other major public events in Dhaka will receive due protection, depending on intelligence reports from various security agencies.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police and other units will take measures to control traffic and parking of vehicles in Dhaka.

RAB will deploy helicopters for emergency rescue.

Commercial hubs, rail Stations, inland ports and bus terminals, among other frequency public places are included in the security cover.

To coordinate the efforts, control centres will be set up in the police headquarters, in all metropolitan units, range and district superintendents’ offices. Ramna Park will host a control room operated by both Police and Rab.

IGP AKM Shadidul Haque urged public participation, aside from police efforts, to help police maintain law and order during the festivities, the release stated. 


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