Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Sunday said Bangladesh was now recognised as role model for the fight against militancy, highlighting the significant contributions from Bangladesh police in anti-militancy operations.
“Police have successfully completed 23 anti-militancy operations since the terror attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery last year,” he said
The IGP made the comments at the conference room of Police Headquarters, while talking to members of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on “Operation Tepid Punch” in Kushtia and “Operation August Bite” in Panthapath.
IGP Shahidul said: “The CTTC has been making progress every day. This is only possible due to our integrated efforts and professionalism. These standards will be maintained.”
He added that the success of anti-militancy operations was also largely owed to increased importance being given to the collection of intelligence data soon enough to prevent attacks.
Subsequently, the IGP handed over incentive money to the DMP commissioner and CTTC chief, for heroism in the successful operation of drives against militants.
Various high officials of police were present at the program.