Police working to control juvenile delinquency: IGP...

Dhaka, Thursday   21 October 2021

Police working to control juvenile delinquency: IGP

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:23 PM, 23 September 2021  

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed said that it is become a lot harder to control teenage gang day by day. Our law enforcement is working to control juvenile delinquency.

The IGP said this while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the anti-juvenile crime campaign and RAB-built TVC at the Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Complex in the capital's Moghbazar on Thursday.

Dr. Benazir Ahmed said, "We must all pay attention so that the juvenile gangs have not become a hinder in any way to maintain the trend of development in a democratic country." 

Calling for a new way of thinking to control juvenile gangs, Benazir Ahmed said that juvenile gangs have posed a huge challenge to law enforcement over the past three years. Adolescent gang control is becoming difficult. Still we keep trying.

Parents also have responsibilities for their children. The IGP also commented that it is the responsibility of every family to see what their child does, where it goes, with whom it mixes.

"New laws are being formulated in our parliament," he said. The court is also giving many instructions. In that case juvenile law has also been updated. As such, a person is considered a child up to the age of 18. But now due to the change in the law in the country, many young people are also considered as children in the gap of the law. As a result, no legal action is being taken against the juvenile gang.

He added that under current law, juvenile offenders cannot be arrested. They have to be sent to the reformatory. The number of reformatory facilities is also less. As a result, teenage gang control is becoming difficult day by day. Yet our law enforcement is working to control this crime. I hope it will also come under control soon.

RAB Director General (DG) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun presided over the function while National Human Rights Commission Chairman Nasima Begum, Senior Secretary of Public Security Department Mostafa Kamal Uddin and other senior officials were present as special guests. 

RAB Additional Director General (Operations) Colonel KM Azad gave the welcome address on the occasion.