'Law enforcement agencies are prepared, but people need to cooperate'
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam on Monday expressed concern that the situation in Afghanistan may encourage militants in Bangladesh.
“Militants in Bangladesh are encouraged viewing the international current situation and they are organizing as a result,” the DMP chief told reporters.
He said the Taliban victory would create a new wave of militancy in the sub-continent as extremists would be happy over it.
He said law enforcement agencies are ready to control any situation that may arise in the country.
He also urged the guardians to be careful in light of the current situation.
“We should take the situation seriously and take necessary steps in this regard,” he said.
Replying to a question, the DMP commissioner said: “We are prepared but everyone should work in a coordinated way to tackle the new wave following Taliban’s victory. It is not only the work of police, the guardians and the authorities concerned of the universities should assist police.”
Intelligence agencies are also keeping close vigil, he said.