Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Khandker Golam Faruq said a three-tier security has been taken in and around the Ekushey Book Fair venue.
The DMP commissioner said this while talking to reporters after visiting the book fair venue at Suhrawardy Udyan on Tuesday afternoon.
He said there is no specific threat to anyone centering the book fair.
“However, if any author or publisher feels insecurity, we will keep a close eye on him/her,” he added.
CCTV cameras have been installed at the fair venue.
Besides, 1500 police personnel will be deployed to ensure the overall security of the fair.
He also said that they have made special arrangements so that visitors can easily enter the book fair. There will be separate gates for entering and exiting the fair and the visitors will be checked by the archway and metal detectors, added the DMP chief.
There will be parking arrangements at the fair venue, he said.