Law and order to be under control during Ramadan: Home Minister

 DHAKA, April 15, 2018 (BSS) РHome Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today said the law and order situation will be under control during the Ramadan as the law enforcement agencies will remain alert across the country to avert any sort of untoward incident.

“Like previous years, mobile Court will also be in operation this year to protect contaminated food and ingredients,” he said.

The home minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar on the “Ensuring rational price of essential commodities along with favorable law and order situation during the month of Holy Ramadan” at the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in the city, said a press release.

President of Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) Ghulam Rahman was present as the special guest at the function.

Asaduzzaman Khan said the government will show zero tolerance to the extortionists, no matter he or she is a police member or civilian.

“Law enforcement agencies will not spare any unscrupulous traders. If a policeman is found guilty or corrupt, the government stands strong against him and take tougher action immediately,” he said.

Regarding highway traffic congestion, Kamal urged drivers to abide by all traffic and road safety rules to avoid checking of highway police.

“Due to checking in the highway, it sometime creates gridlock which is true,” he said.

He called upon the drivers of heavy vehicles not to carry over loaded goods as it destroys the roads.

Ghulam Rahman said huge traffic jam, container congestion in the port are some of the reasons behind price spiral. “Besides, we have to ensure strong market monitoring system under the government’s initiative,” he added.

He said “Several mobile courts have been in operation during the month of Ramadan, but we need to make them synchronized and let them work in a result-oriented coordinated manner.”

DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan in his welcome address said if government reduces tariff and duty on essential consumer products, traders will be able to reduce the prices of those goods.

He urged the law enforcement agencies to strongly handle extortion in transportation sector as well as manage traffic jam in the city and highway.

“Before Ramadan, speedy Customs clearance of essential commodity items mostly used in the month of Ramadan in the ports can ease the price hike,” he added.

Dhaka University Criminology Department Professor Dr Zia Rahman presented the keynote paper.

DCCI Directors M Alauddin Malik and SM Zillur Rahman, former Senior Vice Presidents Alhaj Abdus Salam and MS Shekil Chowdhury and former Vice President M Sirajuddin Malik, among others, were present on the occasion.