'Directives were issued to increase security and surveillance to prevent any untoward incident'
There are no reported threats of sabotage or terrorism in regard to Buddha Purnima, to be celebrated on May 18.
Police headquarters’ Assistant Inspector General (media) Sohel Rana confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Saturday.
He said: “No threats have been reported so far. But, detective branch has been asked to remain alert.”
Directives were issued to increase security and surveillance to prevent any untoward incident, he said.
“Buddhist temples along with other places of worship are to be provided with police personnel to ensure security,” the AIG added.
There will be checkpoints on several locations and police have been asked to take help of public and religious leaders while setting up perimeters around their areas.
Besides, police have been given directives to use the help of community police and local volunteers in maintaining peace.