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Home minister: PM has ordered tough steps against road crash offenders

  • Published at 01:51 am August 1st, 2018
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

The minister made the comments while speaking to journalists at his Secretariat office in the afternoon

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Tuesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had instructed that tough steps be against the people responsible for Sunday’s road crash on Airport Road.

He also said the offenders would not be spared no matter how powerful they were, reports UNB.

The minister made the comments while speaking to journalists at his Secretariat office in the afternoon. 

Earlier, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal visited the family of Dia Khanam Mim, one of the two college students killed in the accident. The minister went to her house at Mohakhali’s Southpara and consoled her father, mother and siblings.

At the Secretariat, the minister said: “The prime minister expressed her grief and sorrow over the accident and deaths of the two students, and I have conveyed her message and assurance to the deceased’s family during my visit.”

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan added that the drivers and helpers of the two buses involved in the accident had been arrested, and legal action would be taken against them after an investigation.

He also assured that steps to improve Dhaka’s traffic system and road safety were in progress.

Regarding protests launched by students over Sunday’s accident, the home minister said: “The government supports the demands of the students and they have the right to speak out and protest.”

He added that he hoped the students would go back to school soon, as the government was already in the process of taking tough action against those responsible for the accident.

The minister further said the home ministry was planning to undertake a project titled “Safe Dhaka,” under which every vehicle in the city would be monitored by CCTV cameras to help identify those who violate traffic laws.

Meanwhile, when asked about four million people in Assam being excluded from the National Register of Citizens and potentially being deported to Bangladesh, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said it was a matter of the Foreign Ministry and he was unable to comment.