New wing to deal with special crimes
The government is going to set up a National Crime Control and Operation Monitoring Centre to deal with some special types of crime.
The decision was taken yesterday at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The meeting approved a total of Tk 546 crore for seven projects, including the monitoring centre at a cost of Tk 60 crore.
Sources said the main target of the project is to curb crimes related to drug, money laundering, trafficking in women, cyber crime, etc.
The proposal placed by the planning ministry before the Ecnec meeting said the type and technique of crimes is changing with the change of time. As a result, previous strategies are proving to be ineffective to check crimes, it said.
No separate central crime control centre has been set up under the police department and police headquarters is performing the task with various limitations.
Planning ministry sources said a seven-storey building with a foundation of 20-storey would be constructed for the time being to run its activities.
The Ecnec also approved Tk 50 crore for strengthening mushroom development project, Tk 108 crore amended project for construction of a bridge on Dhaleswari river at Elasin in Tangail, Tk 155 crore district road development (Rangpur zone) project, Tk 30 crore project for construction of 12 administrative building-cum-barracks among newly approved police stations, Tk 99 crore drinking water supply from the deep tube-well of irrigation (2nd phase) (1st amended) project and Tk 45 crore project for setting up a 50-bed BDR hospital at Satkania, Chittagong (1st amended) project.