Chittagong: Inspector General of Police (IGP) A K M Shahidul Hoq on Wednesday emphatically said that police would show zero tolerance to terrorists and saboteurs.
He said the main task of the police is to contain crimes, and police will show zero tolerance to those who kill innocent people by hurling petrol bombs.
"We have no reason to show laxity to terrorists and steps would be taken against them under the existing law," the IGP said while addressing a press conference at Dampara police lines Metropolitan shooting club auditorium on Wednesday afternoon.
Chittagong Metropolitan and Chittagong range police organized the press conference.
Speaking at the press conference Shahidul Hoq said the law enforcing agencies are working for the wellbeing of the common masses but not for any particular party.
He said the people of Bangladesh will never accept killing people by hurling petrol bombs and he sought cooperation of common masses to resist killing in the name of political movement.
The IGP said the government has neither banned any normal political activities nor proclaimed state of emergency.
Shahidul Hoq said a committee would be formed comprising local people at Sitakundu to ensure security on Dhaka -Chittagong highway, if necessary there would be reinforcement of police in addition to Border Guard Bangladesh camp and RAB patrol.
Speaking on increasing the number of police force the IGP said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appointed 32 thousand police personnel in her last term and she declared to appoint 50 thousand more police forces during her current tenure.
"The appointment of 10 thousand police would be completed by this month and they would go for professional training in the first week of March ," the IGP added.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Chittagong range Shafiqul Islam, acting Commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan police A K M Shahidur Rahman, Additional Commissioner Bonaj Kumar Mozumdar and high officials of police attended the press conference.