Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia on Sunday said that tight security arrangements have been taken in and around the city marking the National Mourning Day on August 15.
Security measures have been beefed up at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 and Banani Graveyard in the city, the DMP chief said while addressing a press conference after inspecting the security measurement at Dhanmondi 32.
The areas in and around the museum and the graveyard would be brought under closed-circuit television surveillance system and real time monitoring, Asaduzzaman Mia said, adding, plain-clothes detectives would be deployed in the areas to ward off any untoward incident.
Several check posts would be set up around Dhanmondi 32 and the visitors have to go through the archways to enter the area, he added.
‘River police and members of Fire Service and Civil Defence will be patrolling at Dhanmondi Lake. Every residence in and around Dhanmondi 32 will be brought under the purview of search,’ Mia said.
The DMP commissioner asked the city dwellers to enter Dhanmondi 32 maintaining discipline and not to carry any types of bag, vanity bags, food carriers, explosive substances and sharp materials.
All types of vehicular movement from Sonargaon crossing, City College and Dhanmondi 27 to Dhamnondi 32 would be put on hold to ensure tight security, Asaduzzaman said, adding, visitors have to cross the respective roads on foot.
Special Weapons and Tactics team, dog squad, bomb disposal unit would be kept ready to fend off any trouble, Mia said.
He also urged the city dwellers to help the law enforcers to maintain discipline.
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