Anti-crime drive before polls not needed: Matin | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 13, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 13, 2008

Anti-crime drive before polls not needed: Matin

Home Affairs Adviser Maj Gen (retd) MA Matin yesterday said the law and order situation is now under control, though it had deteriorated a little bit.
“I think there is no need of conducting special drive ahead of the national election. Regular drive to arrest the listed criminals will continue as a routine work,” he said.
His remarks came while talking to the media after a closed-door meeting on law and order with high officials of police and district administration at local Circuit House.
About the strike by river transport workers, he said the government is trying to solve the problem.
Replying to a question about the release of former prime minister Khaleda Zia and her two sons, Matin said the government is considering the issue and the home ministry has nothing to do with it right now.
He said deputy commissioners (DCs) and police superintendents (SPs) were given directives to maintain law and order so that the coming local elections could be held peacefully.
DIG (Ctg Division) AKM Shahidul Haq, Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner M Akbar Ali and DCs and SPs of 11 districts of the division attended the meeting.

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