PM directs cops to stop extortion
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the police to strictly maintain law and order during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, saying that all-out efforts will have to be continued to stop all types of extortion.
The prime minister said this when a delegation of Bangladesh Police Service Association met her at her official residence Jamuna yesterday evening.
Prime Minister's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed newsmen after the meeting.
During the meeting, the police officers also urged the prime minister to reintroduce the symbol of floating boat with the police logo.
She said every leader and activist of Awami League and its associate organisations has already been ordered to abide by the law and maintain discipline.
“If anyone of the party is found defying the rules and getting involved in any crime, stern action will be taken,” she added.
Hasina further asked the police officers to take proper action against those in the force to be found flouting the rules and regulations.
About the violence in the garment sector, the she said industrial police could be an effective way to keep the export-oriented garment industry calm.
She asked the officials to be vigilant in maintaining peace in the garment factories.
The officers mourned the death of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members slain on August 15, 1975.
The prime minister gave them a patient hearing when the police officials informed her about their problems.
They apprised the prime minister of the need for more manpower in the department.
She said police personnel have to work round the clock for safety of the people.
Hasina mentioned that the Awami League government has arranged risk allowance and introduced ration on equity basis for police.
Association Adviser and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nur Mohammad, its President Additional IGP Naba Bikram Tripura, Vice- Presidents DMP Commissioner AKM Shahidul Haque, Rabs Director General Hasan Mahmud Khandaker and General Secretary Dhaka District Police Super M Iqbal Bahar, among others, addressed the meeting.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister MA Karim was also present at the meeting.