Improve law and order
The home ministry yesterday asked the officers-in-charge (OCs) of the city's police stations to make an all-out effort to improve the law and order situation in the capital by making the ongoing special anti-crime drive a success.
The instruction came from Home Minister Sahara Khatun at a meeting of the OCs of the city's 35 police stations.
At the meeting the OCs were instructed to carry out their duties professionally and fearlessly above all kinds of controversies and political interests.
"We have directed the OCs to work professionally to improve the law and order maintaining the chain of command,” State Minister for Home Affairs Tanjim Ahmed Sohel Taj told The Daily Star after the meeting. “We will evaluate those who work professionally,” he added.
Home Secretary Abdul Karim, Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Naim Ahmed were also present at the meeting.
The home ministry executed the special anti-crime drive in the capital February 3 and, if necessary, will start the drive in other divisional headquarters.
The state minister said law and order is in crisis only in Dhaka city and he would give highest priority to curb crimes in the capital.
At the meeting the home ministry asked the OCs to take adequate preparation to ensure foolproof security for the 21 February programmes. They were also directed to conduct a practice session in coordination with other law enforcement agencies in this regard.
Sources said the meeting was conveyed in a bid to strengthen the relationship between police and the home ministry and to abolish the panic of transferring the OCs from the capital.
At the meeting, the OCs raised a number of problems, including shortage of manpower and logistics, especially vehicles. Both the ministers assured them of providing all possible assistances and demanded good positive feedbacks in return.