DHAKA: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said a four-tier security measures were taken at Central Shaheed Minar and its adjacent areas ahead of 21st February for smooth observation of the International Mother Language Day.
The DMP commissioner was briefing reporters after visiting Shaheed Minar areas on Wednesday (Feb 19).
He said there is no possibility of any militant attack and act of sabotage centring the International Mother Language Day and Shaheed Dibosh.
Shafiqul Islam said people have to enter the Shaheed Minar premises through archways to pay tributes to the Language Movement martyrs and no one will be allowed to enter the area without check.
Besides, CCTV cameras and watchtowers will be installed to keep the entire area under police surveillance while plainclothes police alongside the regular one will be deployed to ensure security, the DMP chief said.
Members of Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) and Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) units as well as a dog squad will remain deployed to instantly tackle any untoward incident, he said.
Highest security measures have been taken for the President and the Prime Minister as they will pay their homage to the Language Movement martyrs at Shaheed Minar, he said.
The DMP commissioner also urged general people to follow the route map issued by the DMP to help maintain the law and order.
On Friday, the nation is set to observer the ‘Shaheed Dibash’ (Language Martyrs Day) and the International Mother Language Day through extensive programmes.
People from all walks of life will pay glowing tributes to memories of the language movement martyrs, the valiant sons of the soil who made supreme sacrifices to establish the rights of the mother tongue, Bangla, in 1952.
The day will also be observed around the world as the UNESCO recognised the Ekushey February as the International Mother Language Day on November 17, 1999.
BDST: 1423 HRS, FEB 19, 2020