RAB, police searching vehicles on Dhaka-Aricha highway

Law enforcement agencies carrying out searches at a stretch of the Dhaka-Aricha highway near Jahangirnagar University in Savar. Photo taken today, Thursday, at around 11:00 am

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Dhaka district traffic police are jointly conducting searches of vehicles along a stretch of the Dhaka-Aricha highway near Jahangirnagar University in Savar. The Dhamrai police are also searching vehicles at Islampur in Dhamrai.

At around 10:00 am Thursday morning members of RAB and Dhaka district traffic police were seen jointly halting various Dhaka-bound vehicles and questioning the drivers along the Dhaka-Aricha highway near Jahangirnagar University.

The RAB and police members were also checking the valid papers of the vehicles. They were questioning the drivers about the fitness of the vehicles and the validity of their licences. They were allowing vehicles with the valid papers to pass and taken legal action against those without the required documentation. The drive was being led by RAB-4 CPC-2 squad commander ASP Sajjadur Rahman.

Sajjadur Rahman, speaking to Prothom Alo, said that they often carry out such drives. He said that the searches being carried out from Thursday morning were part of the routine drives. A  number of Dhaka district traffic police personnel were assisting in the task. Legal action was being taken against vehicles without fitness certificate and licences and motorcycle riders without helmets.

It was learnt that police of the Dhamrai police station had set up a check post on the Dhaka-Aricha highway at Islampur in Dhamrai and were searching vehicles since the morning. They were checking the papers of the vehicles.

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