Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam has directed his subordinates to be on high alert to prevent incidents of crime during the holy month of Ramadan and the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
The commissioner was addressing the monthly meeting at DMP headquarters on Monday to review incidents of crime that occurred last month.
The city police boss said as with the Eid approaching shoppers will increasingly throng markets and shopping malls, where Malam (ointment) Party and Aggyan Party or Tana (snatcher) Party are likely to be active.
Therefore, he said, the patrol teams of the police stations have to perform their responsibilities with more vigilance. If necessary, special teams should be formed to deal with such criminals, the DMP commissioner added.
He said criminals should be identified, arrested and brought under the law to prevent crime.
Addressing the traffic division, the commissioner said, “Traffic congestion has increased due to rise in public movement before Eid.
The traffic flow at the entrances of Dhaka has to be kept normal by coordinating with the police of the surrounding districts, he said.
He reminded the city police force during Eid vacation many city dwellers travel to their village homes to share festival with their loved ones. At this time their homes mostly remain unoccupied. In order to prevent any untoward incident at this time, police have to talk to the security guards of the house and take necessary measures, he said.