'Police is taking necessary measures if specific complaints are filed'
The poll time law and order situation is better than ever and will lead to the holding of the next parliamentary election in a peaceful manner, Inspector General of Police, Md Javed Patwary, said on Thursday.
“The law and order situation is better than ever right now. If the peaceful situation continues, we will be able to hold a peaceful and fair election,” the police chief said.
He made the comment after a meeting with the Election Commission at its office in Dhaka’s Agargaon, during which the commission was briefed on the overall security situation and police plans for the 11th general election.
Regarding BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front’s allegations that the police were not bound to the control of the Election Commission, the IGP said the claims were unrealistic.
“Not only police but all administration, are currently under the control of the Election Commission,” he added.
“Police is taking necessary measures if specific complaints are filed. However, many allegations are made randomly,” the IGP added.
Additional Inspector General of Police, Mokhlesur Rahman, Special Branch (SB) of Police Chief, Shahidul Islam, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Asaduzzaman Miah, DMP Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit head, Monirul Islam, and Special Action Group Deputy Commissioner, Proloy Kumer Joarder, were also in attendance at the meeting.