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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is going to launch a special drive to resist harmful chemical-mixed fruits from entering the capital.
As part of the drive, DMP will set up special check posts at the city’s eight entry points from Wednesday night, DMP Commissioner Benazir Ahmed announced at a press conference this afternoon.
The entry points are: Postogola Bridge, Waizghat in Sadarghat, Abdullahpur Bridge, Dhaur Bridge, Babubazar Bridge, Gabtoli, Jatrabari Police Station, and the intersection beside Kamal Bridge at Demra.
Teams comprising representatives of DMP, Bangladesh Standards And Testing Institute (BSTI) and the deputy commissioner’s office will conduct the drive.
The DMP chief said they will conduct the drives with support from Dhaka divisional administration.
“We want to ensure that people in Dhaka city get formalin free fruits in this time,” he said.
“In the drives, we want all stakeholders, including FBCCI, Dhaka City Corporation, Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB), and BSTI, to be beside us,” he added.
To control the use of formalin, its import should be restricted, he said.
The import, use and distribution of formalin should be brought under a licensing system, Benazir said.