In the wake of increased terrorists’ attacks on law enforcers in recent time, Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Sunday formed a high-level committee to assist the ongoing investigations into the five cases concerning terrorists’ attacks targeting police personnel. Apprehending possible threats of militant attacks targeting the police, the Police Headquarters has again ordered all deputy inspector generals (DIGs), metropolitan commissioners and field commanders to discharge their duties properly to offset any possible terrorists’ attacks in the country.
Talking to the Bangladesh Post, DMP Joint Commissioner (Crime) Shaikh Nazmul Alam confirmed the matter on Monday.
The committee will provide necessary assistances in investigating the case no 53 with Paltan Police Station, case no-46 with Paltan Police Station, case no 44 with Tejgaon Police Station, case no 42 with Shahbagh Police Station and case no 13 with New Market Police Station, he said. On behalf of DMP Commissioner, Joint Commissioner Shaikh Nazmul Alam signed the official order for forming the high powered committee, DMP sources said.
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit (CTTC) of DMP Monirul Islam will act as the president while Detective Branch (DB) of DMP Joint Commissioner Md Mahbub Alam as the member- secretary of the committee. The other members of the committee are CTTC Additional Deputy Commissioners Mohammad Sanwar Hossain Sunny, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Cyber Security and Crime Division's ADC AFM Al Kibriya, DB (South) ADC Hasan Arafat, New Market Zone Assistant Commissioner Saiful Islam and Khilgaon Zona AC Md Zahidul Islam Shohag. The committee can co-opt anyone, if they think necessary.
Following the Science Lab blast, police headquarters again ordered all deputy inspector Generals (DIGs), metropolitan commissioners and field commanders to discharge their duties properly to resist any possible terrorists attacks in the country. Assistant Inspector General (Media and Public Relations) of Police Headquarters Shohel Rana however said, instructions were given to the all operational units of police before the Science Lab bomb blast.
But after the latest incident, the same instructions were again given, he added. Sources at the Bomb Disposal unit of DMP said they collected various evidences of Improvise Explosive Devices (IED) from all the spots. Mohammad Sanwar Hossain Sunny of CTTC said though all five IEDs are similar, these have some differences as regards the making and components. But all IEDs were blasted through remote control devices, sources added.