The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), in coordination with the Dhaka district administration, has started market monitoring at various places in the capital to prevent a rise in commodity prices during Ramadan.
The monitoring drive started on in the morning on Saturday in New Market, Karwan Bazar and Old Dhaka areas.
DMP was supposed to start market monitoring separately on the first day of Ramadan along with the executive magistrate.
But it could not start monitoring alone as there was a delay in getting assignment of executive magistrates from the Ministry of Public Administration for working with the DMP.
However, DMP Joint Commissioner (Operation) Biplob Kumar Sarker expressed hope that the issue will be resolved by next Monday.
He said that they are active against any artificial crisis.
Earlier on March 14, instructions were given to law enforcement agencies to monitor markets during the month of Ramadan so that the commodity price remained steady in the market.
According to the instructions, the DMP adopted new strategies to prevent any artificial crisis in the market and take action against hoarders.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) will be active in the field, along with the police.
Intelligence surveillance will also be increased.