24 Jun 2022, 17:11

Security beefed up to make Padma Bridge opening programme successful: IGP

MADARIPUR, June 24, 2022 (BSS) - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir
Ahmed has said all sorts of security arrangements have been taken in order to
make the public meetings, attended by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,
successful on the occasion of Padma Bridge opening programme on June 25.

He told the newsmen on Friday afternoon after visiting the meeting place in
Banglabazar Ghat area at Shibchar under Madaripur district.

"Steps have been taken as all the people can return to their homes safely
from here after the public meeting," said the IGP.

Officials from all the government agencies including SSF, DGFI, NSI, district
police, highway police and river police are now being deployed here to
conduct the security arrangements.

Replying to a query on whether there is any threat at the Padma Bridge
opening programme, Dr Benazir said: "We are collecting update information
just every moment... Security arrangements have been strengthened not only at
the meeting place of the Padma Bridge opening programme but it also has
beefed up across the country."

"The members of all forces are ready to face all kinds of situation," he told
the journalists.

Meanwhile, the police force will also celebrate the Padma Bridge opening
programme, said the Police Chief, adding: "Members of police force across the
country will celebrate the event in festive mood."

Director General (DG) of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Chowdhruy Abdullah
Al Mamun, Commander of RAB-8 Additional DIG Jamil Hasan, Madaripur Police
Super Golam Mostafa Rasel, among others, attended during this time.

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