PM asks police to get tough against influence-peddlers

PM asks police to get tough against influence-peddlers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked police officials to take strong action against those committing crimes and injustice, no matter how influential the persons are or their political affiliation is, reports UNB.

“There’re some people who often tend to extend influence with their political identity. My specific order in this regard is never to allow any kind of injustice to happen, no matter how influential the people are,” she said.

The Prime Minister was addressing the high officials of Bangladesh Police at her office marking the Police Week 2016.

Noting that the poor and weak people are often subjected to harassment by the so-called influential people, Hasina directed the police officials to protect and give shelter to hapless people.

“Even, if anyone of my party in this connection tries to influence, then communicate with me as I’ve given [you] such access and scope,” she said.

Mentioning that there have been occurrences of smuggling and human trafficking due to geographical location, the Prime Minister asked the members of the police force to remain alert so that militancy and terrorism cannot reemerge in the country.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Senior Secretary of the Home Ministry Dr Mozammel Haque Khan, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohammad Asaduzzaman Mia, DIG, Rajshahi Range Iqbal Bahar, Dhaka Police Super Habibur Rahman and Narsingdi Police Super Amena Begum spoke on the occasion.

IGP AKM Shahidul Haque delivered the address of welcome while Additional IGP Mokhlesur Rahman gave the vote of thanks.