Troublemakers will be handled with an iron hand to maintain the law and order in the capital during the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami sponsored dawn-to-dusk hartal on Monday, a senior DMP officer said on Sunday.
Jamaat Acting Ameer Makbul Ahmad announced the strike soon after Mojaheed was executed at Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours of Sunday.
"All the police personnel have been asked to be on alert to prevent violence," he said. "We are prepared to provide the public with security," DMP source said. "No-one will be spared if they tried to act violently," source added.
As part of the security measures, 13 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), alongside regular law enforcers, have been deployed in the city and they were patrolling the city street from Sunday evening. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami called the countrywide daylong hartal for Monday protesting what it said the killing of its secretary general Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid by hanging him for war crimes.
Muntashirul Islam. Deputy Commissioner (Media)) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) told the Daily Observer adequate numbers of police will remain on alert in the capital from early Monday to avert any untoward incident during the hartal hours.
He said police have already been directed to handle the troublemakers with an iron hand to keep the law and order situation in the capital normal.