Dhaka goes empty, law enforcers beef up surveillance for Eid...

Over 73 lakh people leave Dhaka in 4 days

Dhaka goes empty, law enforcers beef up surveillance for Eid

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:52 AM, 2 May 2022   Updated: 12:06 PM, 2 May 2022

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The number of people leaving the capital Dhaka to celebrate Eid with their relatives has increased as the situation of coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic situation has become almost normal. In the last four days, some 73 lakh people have left Dhaka.

In such a situation, the alleys of the capital are mostly empty. The number of vehicles on the road is quite low. Besides, the presence of people is very low. 

According to law enforcement sources, using this opportunity, the law enforcement agencies have beefed up surveillance in the capital to prevent criminal activities including snatching, theft and sexual harassment. 

Important roads of the capital are being monitored round-the-clock by DMP from CCTV. If anyone sees abnormal movement, they will have to face interrogation and action will be taken.

DMP Commissioner Moha. Shafiqul Islam said 2,500 police personnel would be deployed across the capital at night during the Eid holiday. If any abnormal movement is caught on CCTV at this time, he or she will also be questioned.

Checkposts have been set up at the entrances from one district to another, including the capital. These checkposts will work to stop the movement of vehicles at reckless speed in empty Dhaka. 

Besides, the activities of the mobile court will also continue on Eid. Members of the law enforcement agencies will be on round-the-clock patrol to ensure that no one gets harassed or falls into the clutches of unconscious party (Oggan party, a criminal ring) and malam party while visiting entertainment centers, parks and zoos during the Eid holidays.

Law enforcement says the mobile court will take effective action as soon as allegations of harassment, extra fare and sexual harassment are received. The hotline (01777720029) has been launched to receive such complaints.

RAB Director General Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun said that an “adequate number of drones” would be deployed to deal with any situation and intelligence surveillance in white-clad uniforms would be increased. Helicopters have also been kept ready. A total of 15 battalions of RAB will be deployed across the country including the capital.

Besides, security has been beefed up at various Eidgahs and mosques. In a word, the capital has been covered with a security blanket centering on Eid.