The IGP directed to find out whether there was any defect or deficiency of the police in preventing the violence. He gave this instruction while participating in a virtual meeting of senior police officersFor some time now, one after another incidents of violence have been taking place in different parts of the country. The offices of the Deputy Commissioner and Upazila Nirbahi Officer, land office, police station and police outpost and private institutions are being vandalized and set on fire. There have even been incidents of the accused being snatched from the hands of the police. The police administration is concerned about the matter.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has directed senior police officials to crack down on such incidents. He said that if the violence could not be suppressed with rubber bullets, more powerful weapons would have to be used to bring the situation under control. He also urged the police to keep their morale strong.
The IGP said this while participating in a virtual meeting of senior police officials on Wednesday. All the Metropolitan Police Commissioners, Range Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs), Deputy Commissioners of Metropolitan Police, District Superintendents of Police and Officers in Charge of Police (OCs) took part in it. Senior officials of the police headquarters were also present at the meeting. The meeting started at 11:30 pm and lasted till 1:30 pm. A few police officials involved in the meeting told Prothom Alo that the IGP had instructed them to take a tough stance to curb violence. On the contrary, senior police officials have assured the IGP that they will take stern action if any situation arises in the coming days. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG Media and Planning) Haider Ali Khan told Prothom Alo yesterday that the IGP is responsible for maintaining law and order across the country. Instructed the officers. Hefazat-e-Islam protests and violence against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country have killed 18 people in three days from March 26 to 27. Meanwhile, an attack took place at Faridpur’s Saltha Upazila Complex and Police Station on Monday. In this context, the IGP met senior police officers yesterday. Several police officers who took part in the virtual meeting told Prothom Alo that the IGP said that although more shots were fired in the custody violence, the situation was not under control. He directed to find out who instigated the violence and who took part in it.
At one stage of the meeting, the district superintendent of police said about the incident of Benazir Ahmed Faridpur Salthar. Want to know from Alimuzzaman. Describing the incident, the police superintendent told the IGP that they had tried their best to control the situation. Then the IGP said to the SP, it would have been better to try a little better.
The IGP also directed the police to remain vigilant, citing possible attacks in Chittagong, Khulna and Rangpur areas or other districts. The IGP’s statement also touched on the siege of Hefazat leader Maulana Mamunul Haque at Sonargaon in Narayanganj last Saturday. He said Mamunul was taken away from the police. There was a lack of security. That is why the clashes took place. Regarding the recent violent incidents, the police chief further said that it was necessary to find out whether there were any shortcomings or shortcomings of the police, whether the police had succeeded in one place and failed in another. Action will be taken accordingly.According to meeting sources, Hifazat was instructed not to hold the rally at the college ground in Munshiganj on Thursday morning. Hefazat-led activists or anyone else from outside the district to enter Munshiganj, to ensure that security checkpoints were set up. The IGP also said that if any madrasa is open, it should be closed.
Police members were instructed to wear helmets and not to walk alone before taking part in the operation. The meeting also discussed police activities to prevent corona infection.