We are moving forward due to the positive role of police: Home minister

Home minister Asaduzzaman KhanFile photo

Lauding the positive role of police in maintaining peace and order, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the law enforcement agency is now a symbol of dependability and confidence to the public, reports UNB.

Besides, the police force has now become a friend of the people, the minister said while speaking at the 48th founding anniversary of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Saturday as the chief guest.

He said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dreamed of creating DMP, the journey of DMP started with his efforts. Today DMP has turned 48 years. DMP has 50 police stations and several units, which are always working to maintain law and order situations.

"CTTC was established in DMP under the direction of the Prime Minister following the rise of militancy. Since then the CTTC unit was able to suppress the militancy with great success," added the minister.

"Maintaining peace and order in Dhaka, home of 20 million people, is not an easy task. Despite the difficulties, DMP has been able to provide security to the people very successfully."

Khandker Golam Faruq, commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) presided over the programme.

In his speech, he said that the capacity of DMP has increased a lot. "Strict legal action will be taken to protect the security of the people and the sovereignty of the state if any person or group commits acts of militancy, terrorism and sabotage in the future," he added.