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Cops across country on high alert

  • Published at 03:12 pm March 26th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:34 am March 27th, 2017
Cops across country on high alert
Police headquarters have issued directives to law enforcement agencies across the country to maintain a high alert and ensure their own and public safety. The warning followed the recent suicide bombings and terror attacks, particularly the one on a crowd in Sylhet on Saturday, which left six people including two policemen killed and countless more wounded during a raid on terror den. The warning notice was sent to superintendents of police in all 64 districts. Many of them confirmed that they had already received the notice from the headquarters. Sahely Ferdous, assistant inspector general of police (media), on Sunday told the Dhaka Tribune: “The alert was issued to thwart any further attack. “The police officials have also been asked to take additional security measures for public gatherings.” They were also asked to remain careful while conducting body search on any individual. Two police superintendents preferring to be anonymous said they had been instructed to remain alert round the clock and to tighten security of eminent personalities, foreign citizens and important establishments in the country. Militants are increasingly targeting security forces out of their grievances as the forces are stymieing them from achieving their goals, law enforcers involved in anti-militancy drives said. After gleaning information from suspected militant Ahmed Azwad Imtiaz Talukder alias Omi, they came to know that the militants’ had several dens in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and other district towns. Omi was arrested from Chandina in Comilla on March 7 when hurling grenades at a patrol team of highway police.