Port City prepares for PM’s first AL rally in 10 years amid tight security
Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) has taken strict security measures marking the ruling Awami League's upcoming rally in the Port City on December 4, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to be present as chief guest. Three layers of security will be established around the rally venue at Railway Polo Ground, CMP Commissioner Krishnapad Roy told reporters after visiting it on Tuesday. The CMP commissioner said, “We are on high alert marking the PM’s rally in the city.” Read more: DMP gives BNP 26 conditions for holding Dec 10 rally at Dhaka's Suhrawardy Udyan PM Hasina last addressed an AL rally in the Port City on March 28, 2012 at the same venue. Around 7,500 policemen will be deployed across the city. Among them, 6,000 members will be in charge of security in the entire Chattogram city including the polo ground. Another 1,500 policemen will be deployed outside the city to strengthen the security, he added. "We are keeping an eye on everything. So we can say that there is no news or fear of sabotage.” Meanwhile, the stage construction work is underway at the venue. The construction of the 160 feet long 'boat-shaped' stage started on November 15. Read more:PM instructed to move BCL council from Dec 8 to 6 to facilitate BNP’s Dhaka rally: Quader Awami League leaders are expecting that about 10 lakh people will join the rally. Awami League presidium member and former minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain said, “In the last 14 years, the Prime Minister has made a lot of progress in Chattogram. People will spontaneously join the rally to express gratitude for this development.” The Polo Ground will become a human sea on December 4 due to the rally, hoped the veteran AL leader. Several initiatives have been taken by the City Corporation to welcome the Prime Minister in the city, said Chattogram City Corporation Mayor Rezaul Karim. The Police Commissioner said that the Special Security Force (SSF), which is responsible for the PM's security, is supervising the entire arrangement of the rally. As per their suggestion, there will be police in plain clothes along with uniformed police. Besides, there will be CCTV cameras and drones. In short, there will be maximum security throughout the city. Those who will come to the procession on the day of the rally, where to park their cars will be informed later, he added.
CMP commissioner wants to donate plasma after recovering from Covid-19
Md Mahbubur Rahman, Commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) on Monday expressed his wish to donate plasma after he recovered from coronavirus infection recently.
Covid-19: CMP Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman infected
Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman was diagnosed with coronavirus on early Tuesday. The CMP Commissioner himself confirmed the matter over phone at around 1am, saying that he tested positive but he had few symptoms of infection. “I’m doing well even although I’m already infected,” he said. Rahman and his took coronavirus test as they were suffering from fever for the last few days. He said his wife tested negative. “After returning home, I’ve gone into isolation,” he said early Tuesday. Chattogram Civil Surgeon Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said he was yet to get information about the CMP Commissioner’s infection. While performing duties, policemen and members of other law enforcement agencies have been getting infected in Bangladesh. Until Monday morning, 6,612 policemen were infected with coronavirus across the country while performing duties. “Among the total infected policemen, 2,823 have made full recovery until Monday morning,” said AKM Kamrul Ahsan, public relations officer of the police headquarters. Meanwhile, 18 policemen and a civilian member of the law enforcement agency died of COVID-19 till Monday, he added. Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh Bangladesh confirmed its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18 but it has been seeing a sharp rise in both new cases and deaths in recent weeks. The health authorities on Monday reported 68,504 coronavirus cases and 930 deaths in the country. Among the total confirmed cases, 14,560 people have so far recovered. Altogether 2,735 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the last 24 hours after testing 12,944 samples at 52 laboratories across the country as of Monday morning. To curb the spread of the virus, Bangladesh announced a general holiday from March 26 to May 30 but public transports, government and private offices were opened on a limited scale from May 31. Educational institutions will remain closed until June 15 while offices will remain open on limited scale for maintenance purpose.