Measures taken for peaceful Eid celebration: Asaduzzaman

Publish: 12:48 PM, June 14, 2018 | Update: 12:48 PM, June 14, 2018

DHAKA  – The government has taken all out security measures to ensure security for peaceful celebration of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr across the country.

“The law enforcement agencies have taken necessary security measures to ensure security in the capital city as elsewhere in the country,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told BSS here today.

He said the entire country would be brought under stringent security measures, including all Eid congregations during the Eid, adding, “Special security measures have been taken surroundings of the Jatiya Eidgah and Sholakia Maidan alongside all large Eid congregations.”

Members of the law enforcement agencies including Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), both in uniform and plain clothes have been deployed for peaceful and smooth celebration of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, Kamal said.

The law enforcement agencies have been asked to remain vigilant to check crimes in the capital. The CCTV cameras were installed at different points on the occasion of the Eid, the minister said.

“All-out arrangements, including temporary control rooms, watch towers and CCTV cameras have been ensured ahead of the Eid.

Special security check-posts were installed at all entry and exit points to and from Dhaka centering the Eid-ul-Fitr,” he said.

Kamal said several petrol teams would be patrolling the big cities exit and entry points to ensure smooth movement of motor vehicles during the Eid and maintain law and order.

The minister, however, said the law enforcement agencies were asked to be active at different strategic points in the cities, including bus terminals, railway station, river-ports, launch and ferry ghats, to prevent any untoward situation.