Security tightened ahead of New Year celebrations: Minister

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Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said the government has taken adequate security measures to prevent any kind of anarchy centering the celebration of New Year or the 31st night, reports UNB.

"Law-enforcement agencies have taken all the necessary security measures for the peaceful celebrations of the 31st night. Hopefully, people will celebrate the New Year without any trouble," he said.

|The minister came up with the remarks after inaugurating the annual general meeting of Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) as the chief guest at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).

Mentioning that the police force is much more efficient now than in the past, Asaduzzaman said they are capable of handling any challenge and untoward situation.

For example, he said, the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has recently proved a 30-year-old suicide case as a murder one and resolved it.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) director general Benazir Ahmed, CRAB president Abul Khayer, and DRU president Abul Kalam Azad were also present on the occasion.

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