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Stern action to be taken against extortionists: IGP

Staff Reporter:

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun yesterday warned that stern action will be taken against all forms of extortion during the Eid.
“We will not tolerate any sort of extortion in any sector including the transport sector,” he said this while presiding over the overall law and order, security and traffic management meeting on the occasion of holy Ramadan and upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr at the police headquarters in the city.
The IGP directed the field level police officers to carry out their duty to control commodity prices with sincerity. He emphasized on market monitoring and smooth movement of goods carrying vehicles.
“Everyone should be careful so that none can create any issue during the Ramadan and Eid and deterio-rate the law and order. Officials should be vigilant so that no vested quarters can destroy communal harmony or cause of untoward incidents by spreading through rumors and misinformation in the cyber world,” Mamun said.
He directed all concerned police units including highway police and district police to take preparations from now with the aim of making movement of homebound people smooth on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The IGP also directed the highway police authorities to take measures to prevent passengers from being transported on the roof of buses or trucks, adding, “In addition to performing regular duties during the Ramadan, the law enforcers should be alert and vigilant during Iftar, Tarabi and Sehri times. Industrial police would have to more vigilant about any manmade problems among the workers of garment indus-try.”
Additional IGPs, heads of various units of Dhaka police and concerned police officers were present in the meeting. Besides, Rapid Action Battalion, Anti-Terrorism Unit, Police Bureau of Investigation, Highway Police, Industrial Police, Chiefs of River Police, Commissioners of Metropolitan Police, Range DIGs, Superintendents of Police of all districts and Field Commanders of Specialized Units of River, Highways, Railways, Tourist and Industrial Police joined the meeting virtually.
In the meeting, 104th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day will be celebrated on March 17. Police officials have been directed to en-sure smooth security of the events organized on the occasion of Genocide Day on March 25 and Inde-pendence and National Day on March 26.

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