Foolproof security for Baishakh celebrations
Dhaka metropolitan Police (DMP) ensured foolproof security measure for the smooth celebration of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, in the capital, said DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Thursday.
Women will be allowed to carry small handbags to the programmes at Ramna Park, Suhrawardy Udyan, Dhaka University TSC, Rabindra Sarobar and Hatir Jheel to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, he said.
Asaduzzaman was talking to reporters while sharing the security plans marking the Pahela Baishakh.
"No-one is allowed to enter the Pahela Baishakh programme venues carrying bags, knives, scissors, blades, matchsticks or flammable objects," he said.
"The major places where people will gather to celebrate Pahela Baishakh will be under security blanket," said the DMP Commissioner while briefing media about its security preparation on the eve of Pahela Baishakh at the DMP media center on Thursday.
The DMP chief said no one will be allowed to wear masks and play Vuvuzela on the day to avert any unpleasant incident.
"The law enforcers will escort the Mongol Shobhajatra to be brought out by the students of Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University and police will also keep surveillance from the roofs of buildings," he said.
Besides, law enforcers will put barricades in Nilkhet, Palashi, Shahbagh, Kakrail and Matsya Bhaban areas and no vehicles will be allowed to enter the areas, he added.
Close circuit cameras will be installed in several places including Ramna Park and Rabindra Sarobar, said Asaduzzaman.