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Police successful in combating militancy, other crimes: IGP

DHAKA, Jan 9, 2018 (BSS) - Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque today said police has become successful in combating militancy and other crimes in the country due to the government's various supports, including modern logistic, to the force. He made the remarks while addressing a view-exchange meeting at Rajarbagh Police Auditorium with ministers and secretaries of different ministries and senior police officers on the occasion of Police Week 2018.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif, State Minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadek and Home Secretary (Public Security) Mustafa Kamal Uddin were, among others, present at the meeting.

Referring to the increase of police's capacity in the last nine years under the present government, the IGP said: "When our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina evaluates our works, we work with double enthusiasm."

Noting that the improvement of law and order situation in a pre-condition of all development, Shahidul Haque said law and order situation is now very good than the past as police successfully tackled the unruly and destructive activities of a political party.

He said militancy is now a global problem, which is being violently emerged in Pakistan, Iraq and Syria and it also affects Bangladesh.

The IGP said the militants tried to ensure their existence in Bangladesh through the Holy Artisan attack and they did it by misleading youths.

"After the incident, police conducted vigorous drives and found separate militant hideouts one after another," he said.