Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked police personnel to stop cybercrimes alongside money laundering, human trafficking, terrorism, drug abuse, gang activities and repression of women and children.
"The most important thing is that the trend of crimes is changing with the advent of newer technologies. Cybercrimes are increasing drastically and we have to prevent it," she said.
While addressing virtually the passing parade of the 37th BCS batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) from her official Gono Bhaban residence, the Prime Minister also said that the crimes which are being committed using technology must be stopped.
Bangladesh Police organised the programme at the Bangladesh Police Academy in Rajshahi.
The premier called upon the police personnel to always serve the people with honesty, dedication, moral values and discipline and thus achieve the trust, confidence and love of the people.
"In case of discharging professional duties, the police personnel have to give utmost priority to people's fundamental rights and the rule of law," she said.
The premier highly praised Bangladesh Police personnel for playing a significant role in controlling militancy and terrorism in the country, saying, "Police have to play a stronger role in curbing militancy and terrorism alongside stopping the abuse of drugs. Many police personnel have sacrificed their lives for the noble cause."
She asked the police personnel to prevent the repression of women and children with more efficiency alongside stopping other social crimes such as spreading rumours and gang activities.
The newly commissioned police officers also took formal oaths on the occasion.