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IGP urges citizens to stay alert this Eid

  • Published at 08:05 pm June 13th, 2018
  • Last updated at 08:07 pm June 13th, 2018
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Inspector General of Police Javed Patwari talking to journalists before inaugurating a newly built police control room in Gazipur Dhaka Tribune

‘Our district police, highway police, and reserve police are working together in taking all necessary measures. Control rooms have been setup at different points so we can easily communicate with other law enforcement agencies’

Inspector General of Police, Dr Javed Patwari (IGP), has urged citizens to stay alert while travelling in the Eid holidays.

He urged everyone with a few basic tips which will help them to safely reach their destinations this holiday. The IGP said to citizens of the country: “You have to secure your own safety first.”

Javed Patwari on Wednesday said these things to journalists before inaugurating a newly built police control room in Chandana, Gazipur, ahead of Eid.

He said: “If you neglect yourself, then how can you get help from others?”

The IGP was accompanied by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Atiqul Islam of highway police, DIG Abdullah Al Mamun (Dhaka Division), Additional DIG Anwar Hossain, Superintendent of Highway Police (SP), Shafiqul Islam, SP of Gazipur, MD Harunur Rashid, and many other police officials.

The IGP said: “We have enough activity going on against drug gangs; already some gang members have been arrested. We urge everyone to not accept any sort of food or things from strangers.”

Javed Patwari also mentioned that there are enough steps taken by the police for the safety of people during the Eid holidays.

“Check-posts have been set up at all exit points of Dhaka city. Both police and highway police are working together with increased manpower, “said the IGP.

“Our district police, highway police, and reserve police are working together in taking all necessary measures. Control rooms have been setup at different places so we can easily communicate with other law enforcement agencies,” added the IGP.

“Outside of this, we have watch towers, check-posts. Overall, our system will allow people to return to their villages safely,” the IGP also said.

The IGP further added: “However, due to water logging, we cannot use all parts of the highway. If measures are taken to move the water from highways, then vehicles can move at a fast pace.”