Dhaka Metropolitan Police has instructed its staff not to use or carry mobile phones on duty, mainly to avoid any untoward situation.
In an office order signed on Monday, DMP commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia asked all the senior officials or in-charges to monitor if any of their respective force were carrying mobile phones.
The DMP chief also asked the senior officials to pay surprise visits to check whether everyone was following the instruction.
In the office order, the DMP commissioner stated that in recent time it was noticed that the many police members during their duty were carrying personal mobile phone and were in personal conversion, surfing Facebook or browsing internet, online chatting or enjoying video or listing songs. It is very risky, the commissioner warned.
Without their mindfulness, the police members could come under attack by miscreants or criminals and they even might lose their firearms.
The force in-charge and deputy in-charge, however, would use mobile phone.
All deputy commissioners, additional deputy commissioners and officers in-charge were asked to implement the order without any delay.
DMP spokesperson deputy commissioner Masudur Rahman told New Age that it was a routine instruction to keep the force alert.
Mirpur police deputy commissioner Masud Ahmed said they already instructed all of the force in separate roll callings among the force member.
Ramna police deputy commissioner Maruf Hossain Sardar, however, said he was not aware of the instruction while Uttara officer-in-charge Nur Alam Siqqidue told New Age that it was an internal issue of police.
Police officials in Uttara told New Age they were not told about the instructions.
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