Police on high alert against militancy: Kamal

Following the ‘zero tolerance policy’ against militancy and terrorism, the law enforcing agencies are on high alert and vigilant to deal with the extremists and militants with an iron hand. “Law enforcers destroyed the militants’ dens and their networks across the country and now police and intelligence agencies are on high alert in dealing with any untoward situation,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told BSS at his office in the capital on Tuesday.

He sounded a note of warning against the militants and terrorists, saying if the law enforcers get any information about militants or subversive activities, they will deal with the issue with an iron hand. “The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly with a firm resolve to establish a crime and militancy-free society in line with the government’s ‘zero tolerance policy,” the home minister said.

He, however, stressed the need for forging a collective resistance of all against extremism as it has become a global problem, hindering peace, prosperity and development. The minister said the law enforcers have intensified their operations and vigilance across the country. Talking to BSS, Director General (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed said the networks of the militants in the country have already been destroyed and they would not be able to launch any big assault on the public.

Two suspected militants were killed in an explosion at Bosila, outskirts of the capital, on Monday morning during a crackdown by the law enforcement agencies, including RAB, he added. On the basis of secret information, the elite anti-crime force cordoned off one of the houses of a private housing company around 2:45am, the RAB chief said, adding that the identity of the deceased would be ascertained through DNA profiling.

Apart from this, Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Asaduzzaman Miah told BSS that police will set up check posts in the city’s strategic points to avert any further attacks by militants. Adequate plain-clothes police personnel and other intelligence officials have been deployed throughout the capital to check any untoward incidents, he added.