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Rangpur range under security blanket during Ramadan: DIG

RANGPUR, May 17, 2018 (BSS) - The law enforcement agencies have taken adequate steps to bring all eight districts of Rangpur range of Bangladesh Police under security blanket during the holy month of Ramadan.

"Police and RAB will conduct special patrols, including anti-crime and anti-drug raids to ensure peaceful law and order during Ramadan," Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Rangpur range Khondker Golam Faruk said.

The DIG said this while talking to journalists after presiding over the range-level meeting on monthly crime, holy Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, law and order and traffic management issues held at his conference room on Wednesday.

He said, "I have already directed all Superintendents of Police (SPs) of Rangpur range to take necessary measures to stop toll collections and extortions from vehicles on the roads and highways during Ramadan."

The police forces and RAB would conduct special patrols separately to ensure security at all bigger markets and shopping centres for safety- security of the female buyers, he said.

"We have already declared zero tolerance policy against drugs. Police and RAB have started drives against drug traders. Drug traders shall not be spared," the DIG said.

Besides, the highway police would take special measures to reduce the extent of road accidents on the roads and highways during Ramadan in all eight districts under Rangpur range, he added.

Additional DIGs for Rangpur range Bashir Ahmed and Mazid Ali, Additional DIG of CID Bijoy Kar, all eights SPs of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur districts were present.