Recruitment of more officers demanded
Senior police officials yesterday demanded the government recruit more officers in the department to strengthen investigation and supervision capacity of the force.
They also put some other demands at a meeting with Home Minister Sahara Khatun on the occasion of Police Week-2011 that began yesterday.
State Minister for Home Shamsul Huq Tuku, Home Secretary KM Abdus Sobhan Sikder, and Inspector General of Police Hassan Mahmood Khandker, among others, were present at the meeting.
The meeting sources said some senior officials told the home minister that police cannot conduct investigation properly due to poor number of officers in proportion to the number of constable.
For the same reason, police officials neither could supervise the investigators properly nor play fruitful role in the law and order management, added the sources.
According to the sources, the top police personnel also informed her of various difficulties they face to deal with the extremist groups, criminals, and the religious fanatics.
Police department has now a total of 1.30 lakh personnel and of them only around 20,000 personnel have the investigation capacity or authorities against 90,000 constables, around 6,000 Naiks, 1,600 head constables, and 7,000 Assistant Sub-inspectors (ASI).
They also demanded cell phone allowance for all the police officials, mainly for the officer-in-charges of all police stations.
The home minister assured the policemen of considering their demands as well as solving the problems.