The National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC) is mulling over procuring a "Vehicle Mounted Data Interceptor" to help stop militancy and control expression of "undesirable" views.
The officials of Public Safety Division under the Home Ministry said they would place a procurement proposal at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today for its approval.
They said the equipment would capacity of the NTMC that has been working under the ministry since 2014.
According to the proposal, the NTMC has been conducting "lawful" interceptions to assist intelligence and law enforcement agencies in ensuring national security.
In 2015, the government procured another such modern equipment, worth over Tk200 crore, to step up surveillance on social networking sites and mobile phones.