Eid Jamaat held at Sholakia amid four-tier security

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KISHOREGANJ, Aug 22, 2018 (BSS) – The Jamaat of Eid-ul-Azha was held at
the country’s largest ground Sholakia Eidgah with participation of over
thousands of devotees amid unprecedented security measures.

The 191th Jamaat of this year was held at 9 this morning following the
custom of opening blank fire. Maulana Mufti Hifzur Rahman Khan conducted the
prayer.

A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace,
development and welfare of the people of the country as well as the Muslim
Ummah.

Two special trains named ‘Sholakia Special’ carried the devotees on
Bhairav-Kishoreganj and Mymensingh-Kishoreganj routes.

Local administration took four-tier security measures for the country’s
largest Eidgah Sholakia Maidan with deployment Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)
and police in large numbers.

Two camera drones have hovered over the entire Sholakia ground from the
sky to make the security foolproof. None of the devotees were allowed to
enter the ground without search.

“The Eid Jamaat was held in a peaceful manner with participation of
hundreds of thousands of devotees as we have brought the Sholakia Eidgah
under unprecedented security arrangement,” said Deputy Commissioner of
Kishoreganj district Md Sarwar Murshed.

The tight security measures have taken keeping in mind the militant attack
at Sholakia Eidgah in 2016 in which four people were killed, he also said.

Plain clothed personnel from different intelligence agencies have been
entrusted with strict vigilance in and around Sholakia.

Closed Circuit Camera Television (CCTVs) and watch towers have been set up
at each of the entry points of Kishoreganj town and the Sholakia Eidgah to
make the security foolproof.

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