Remain alert during drive against militants: IGP to cops

Dhaka,  Thu,  17 August 2017
Published : 16 May 2017, 21:28:38
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Remain alert during drive against militants: IGP to cops

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Tuesday asked his force members to remain alert while carrying out anti-militant drives to prevent own casualty.

He made the directives while distributing financial assistance to the family of a firefighter, who was killed during an anti-militancy drive in Rajshahi, and five policemen who sustained injuries in the incident.

The IGP handed over Tk 10 lakh to the family members of slain Fire Service Civil Defence member Md Abdul Matin, reports UNB.

Shahidul categorically said police will not backtrack even an inch from facing challenges during the anti-militant drives.

He said it cannot be said that police will not be harmed during any drive as both sides face loss in a battlefield. “We’re always ready to make highest sacrifice to root out militancy from Bangladesh, our beloved motherland achieved through an ocean of blood,” he said.

The IGP firmly said police will ultimately win in the war against militants with cooperation of people.

He also sought cooperation from the media to continue the ongoing anti-militant drives.

Among others, Director General of Fire Service and Civil Defence Brig Gen (retd) Ali Ahmed and DIG (Rajshahi Range) Khorshed Hossain also spoke at the programme held at the Police Headquarters.

Family members of slain Md Abdul Matin, including his wife Tanjila Begum, and injured police members and senior officials of the Police Headquarters were present.

Matin and 10-12 policemen were injured as militants attacked them during an anti-militant drive in Godagari of Rajshahi on May 11. Later, Matin succumbed to his injuries at hospital.
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