Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said that a group of people is always active to de-stabilize upcoming elections.
“To prevent destructive activities, the election commission issued a notification in this regard,” he told to the journalists after attending a seminar titled ‘52 years of India’s recognition to Bangladesh’ at Shil-pakala Academy in the capital.
Bangladesh Asiatic Society organized the seminar with its President Veteran freedom fighter Emeritus Professor Dr Khandker Bazlul Haque, while Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pranoy Kumar Varma spoke as guest of honour.
The home minister said, “There is a festive atmosphere centering the national elections.
But a vested quarter has been trying to create trouble, anarchy and influence the elections.
The Election Commission (EC) has already issued a notification to prevent any such incidents,” he add-ed.
“Our law enforcing agencies are constantly arresting the top terrors. We have always identifying them.
It is an ongoing process.
Most of them are now in prison, or exile. Arrangements are being made to bring back those who are hiding abroad.
Some of them have already been brought back,” he added.
Stating that the unrest on the border is decreasing, Kamal said that the number of killings on the border is gradually decreasing, adding, “Meeting is also being held at the ministerial level. We are trying to use non-lethal weapons on the border.”
Replying to a question about stopping use of illegal weapons on the occasion of the elections, the minster said that the security forces are always working to recover illegal weapons.
The law enforcement agencies have been identifying them who are carrying illegal weapons, he added.