Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia yesterday asked fellow law enforcers to ensure their own safety and security by wearing riot gears while performing duties.
It would not be appropriate to perform duties without having riot gears including helmet, bullet-proof jacket and leg guard, he said at a programme at DMP headquarters organised to provide financial assistance to injured policemen.
The instruction came ahead of the national election when incidents of violence become a frequent phenomenon, injuring police and civilians.
A total of Tk 32.70 lakh from DMP Traffic Welfare Fund and Prime Minister's Welfare Fund has been provided to 65 policemen who suffered injuries while performing their duties on different occasions.
The commissioner once again forbade policemen from using mobile phones while performing duties and asked them not to harass anyone.
High officials of the DMP were present on the occasion.