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Home Minister: No existence of IS, al-Qaeda in Bangladesh

  • Published at 09:17 pm August 15th, 2016
  • Last updated at 01:32 pm August 16th, 2016
Home Minister: No existence of IS, al-Qaeda in Bangladesh
He made the comments as while addressing an anti-militancy rally as the chief guest. Gaibandha police organised the programme on the occasion of the inauguration of the newly-constructed Shaghata upazila building in the afternoon. The home minister said when Bangladesh was advancing towards development under the efficient leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, vested quarters are making conspiracy to hinder the development activities and tarnish the image of the country to international arena. Mentioning Bangladesh as an IS and Al Qaeda free country, the minister said Ansarullah Bangla Team and JMB including other banned organisations are conducting their activities in the name of IS and Al Qaeda. Bangladesh had become successful to resist militancy within a short time. The present government had already taken initiatives to turn Bangladesh police into a modern force by providing them with the latest arms and other equipments, he added. Deputy Inspector General of police, Rangpur range Khandker Golam Faruque, Deputy Commissioner M Abdus Samad and General Secretary of district Awami League Abu Bakar Siddique were present as the special guests while Superintendent of Police Ashraful Islam presided over the function.