Police will not face any image crisis due to the US Visa policy, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun on Monday.
“I think, the US visa policy won’t harm the image of police,” he said while talking to reporters after attending a seminar at Tourist Police headquarters in the city’s Paltan area.
The US Department of State on Friday that it is taking steps to impose visa restrictions on Bangladeshi individuals responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic election process in Bangladesh.
These individuals include members of law enforcement agencies, the ruling party, and the political opposition.
Talking about possessing illegal arms, the police chief said the drive against illegal arms holders will be conducted , he said adding "We can’t reveal the plan now.”
“We firmly believe that police can perform their duties properly during the next general election as police have taken some plan to seize illegal arms ahead of the election,” said the IGP.
Replying to a question about their role during election, the police boss said the Election Commission (EC) has the responsibility to arrange the election and police will accomplish their responsibility as entrusted by the EC during the election.
Responding to a question over the death of a lawyer Bhuban Chandra Sheel who was shot by stray bullets in city’s Tejgaon area, the IGP said, “The Law and order situation is fully under control and the law enforcers are taking steps through investigation after the incident. I want to assure you (people) that no one will be spared, no matter if he/she is a member of the law enforcement agencies. Legal action will be taken against the criminals.”