MPs, policemen won’t be spared in anti-drug drive, says home minister 

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:50, Jul 17,2018


Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan speaks at a meet the press organised by the Dhaka Reporters Unity on Tuesday.-- Sony Ramany

The minister for home affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan, on Tuesday said none involved with drugs would be spared in the ongoing anti-drug drive be they members of parliament or law enforcement agency personnel. 

Claimed his success in the ongoing anti-drug drive, the minister said none would be spared and a number of policemen are also identified and some also sent to jail too.

The minister said even the lawmakers would not be speared.

He said that the law enforcing agencies prepare the list of suspects, and based on the lists of five agencies the operations are being conducted.

‘We have to win in this war. And for this we need cooperation from everyone,’ said the minister.

About the killing of Tekhnaf municipality in ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion and its related audio clip, the minister claimed that inquiry was underway and they met and talked to his family members.

The minister at a meet the press organised at the Dhaka Reporters Unity also feared that international terrorist outfits would attract Rohingya community living in Bangladesh and said he had warned the United Nations already about it in order to take necessary steps to resolve the crisis.

‘International terrorists always are looking for their targets. And they will get their targets although our security and intelligence forces are working on it. However, the crisis needs to end as sooner it is possible…’ he said.

The minister in his hour-long speech and question-answer session also elaborated how the government modernized the security forces and equipped national monitoring agency to check social media, and how many forces were kept ready to deal with any short of problem.

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