Police to root out militancy from country: DMP chief

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Mohammad Asaduzzaman Miah today said police will take all preparations to root out terrorism and militancy from the country.

“We must ensure security and safety of city dwellers. We will take all types of security measures in this regard and all the militancy and terrorism will be rooted out soon,” he said while addressing a certificates presentation programme in Dhaka.

Asaduzzaman Miah also noted that among the 70 existing SWAT members, 50 have been trained in the United Stated and 20 new members [who have been recruited] will also be trained there.

“The number of the team members will be raised to 100 soon,” he added.

Responding to a question about the denial of permission to BNP for holding any rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on November 7-8, he said no political party will be allowed to hold any rally there on those days over public security ground.

“Besides, the decision was made to avoid any untoward incident as the other political parties also sought permission for holding rally at the same venue on the same day,” added the DMP commissioner.

DMP (Action room)’s Deputy Commissioner Proloy Kumar Zaorder and Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam, also chief of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, were present at the programme.

Certificates were presented to 20 newly recruited members of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) at Public Order Management Division of DMP at Mirpur-14.