Dhaka under tight security for Jamaat hartal: DMP

12 Oct 2017, 08:35

NTV Online

Dhaka: Dhaka Metropolitan Police has taken adequate security measures centering the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Thursday sponsored by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami protesting the arrest and remand of its top leaders, including Ameer Maqbul Ahmad.

Significant number of law enforcers will be deployed at important points of the city to fend off any unwanted incidents, said Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of DMP this evening.

Along with that plainclothed police will be on stand-by with cameras at different places to identify the troublemakers, he said.

Earlier, Jamaat announced the shutdown in a statement on Tuesday, soon after a court put nine of their top leaders on a 10-day remand in two cases filed against them with Kadamtali Police Station.

On Monday night, detectives arrested Jamaat Ameer Maqbul Ahmad, its Nayeb-e-Ameer Mia Golam Parwar, also a former MP from Khulna-5 constituency, Secretary General Dr Shafiqur Rahman and six other party leaders from the city’s Uttara area.

The Jamaat statement said ambulance, fire service and hospital vehicles, media and other emergency services will remain outside the purview of the hartal.