A heavy security cloak has been thrown around the two-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the capital from Saturday by the Bangladeshi law-enforcing agencies.
SM Jahangir Alam Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) spokesperson told the Daily Observer the Detective Branch (DB) prepared on the matter for two weeks. "We'll make a plan to arrange tight security around the airport and the places he will go to," he said. Several units of the agencies prepared the security cloak, he said.
The traffic department of DMP also arranged special measures to control jams during Narendra Modi's movement.
The Indian Prime Minister is scheduled to arrive in Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45am on June 6. He will go to the National Memorial at Savar first to pay homage to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War. He will stay at Sonargaon Hotel and leave on the following day.
Narendra Modi will address a public function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit Dhakeshwari Temple, Ramakrishna Mission, and unveiling of Plaques for Grant-in-Aid Projects at new HCI Chancery Complex in Baridhara.
Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan Director of Media and Legal Wing of RAB told this correspondent on Friday, "We are taking extra measures for the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi." He said plainclothesmen will be around the places to be visited by Modi.
"Along with the RAB members, bomb disposal teams will be ready at the venues. RAB teams on motorcycles will also patrol the areas," he said. Helicopters will also be kept ready, he said. Terming the security arrangements made for Mr Modi as "fool-proof, he added.
According to DMP, the security mechanism deployed is such that each person would be checked at least twice before he enters the venue.