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IGP: Don't support militancy on social media

  • Published at 06:33 pm August 21st, 2016
  • Last updated at 06:54 pm August 21st, 2016

Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque in a statement on Sunday said a number of people were “knowingly or unknowingly liking, commenting and sharing” contents related to militant outfits on social media and blogs. These people are publicising the militant outfits this way which is a punishable offence under the Information and Communication Technology (amendment) Act, 2013 and the Anti-Terrorism (amendment) Act 2013, he said. Shahidul requested the people to take necessary steps to refrain people from such acts. He also thanked everyone for taking part in anti-militancy activities. In a separate statement issued by the Police Headquarters, Shahidul asked his officials to take necessary steps to ensure security during Janmashtami, one of the major festivals of the Hindus celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. The police chief gave the directives at a meeting on Sunday. Md Moniruzzaman, assistant inspector general of police (confidential) at PHQ, briefed on security arrangements regarding Janmastami at the meeting. Security measures, traffic managements and route selection for Janmastami rally were also discussed. Mokhlesur Rahman, additional IGP (admin and operation), Asaduzzaman Miah, commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Abdul Jalil Mandal, additional director general of Rapid Action Battalion, AKM Shahidur Rahman, deputy inspector general of PHQ, Bangladesh Puja Udjapan committee President Sen Dipu and Secretary Tapash Kumar Paul were also present in the occasion among others.