Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque assured that no incidents of extortion will happen in the highways during the Eid-ul-Fitr vacation.
"I can give cent percent assurance that none can collect extortion money on the highways. I have already directed the police officials to take all measures to stop extortion," he said at a press briefing in the Police Headquarters on Sunday.
"For our strict vigilance, no extortion incident has occurred as yet on the highways since the beginning of the Holy Ramadan this year," he said.
Shahidul said that police at a meeting with stakeholders decided to control traffic jam during the Eid.
He said the special security measures have been taken to avert any unpleasant incident. The IGP also assured of hassle-free journey for the Eid home-goers.
He said the law-enforcement agencies have taken necessary steps to resist black marketing of tickets.
On BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia's remark, he said that the responsible person should make responsible comments on any matter.
On Saturday, Khaleda Zia at an Iftar party said that police stopped the movement called by BNP-led 18-party alliance by hurling petrol bombs. He said the country's people know who hurled the bombs.