Tight security for Baishakh celebrations

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Baisakh celebration

MNA National Desk: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzaman Miah on Thursday said all out security measures have been taken to ensure foolproof security of Pahela Baisakh celebration in Dhaka.

‘Strong and co-ordinated security measures have been taken as people can celebrate Pahela Baisakh in a festive mood,’ said the DMP commissioner while briefing journalists at the DMP media centre.

Police will cordon off important venues in Dhaka University campus, Ramna park, Teachers-Student Centre (TSC), Shahbagh and Suhrawardy Udyan areas for ensuring smooth celebration of the first day of Bangla New Year, he said.

Besides, law enforcers will put barricades in Nilkhet, Palashi and Bangla Motor areas as no vehicles can enter the areas, he added.

The security will be same in Hatirjheel and Rabindra Sarobar areas. All the open venues will be under CCTV coverage and separate watch towers will also be set up in important areas, said Asaduzzaman.

The areas where people will go for celebration will be sweep by dog squad and Special Weapon And Tactics (SWAT) as well as bomb disposal units will be deployed, he later added.

The commissioner said all the programmes of Pahela Baisakh must end by 5:00pm while Rabindra Sarobar programme by 7:00pm.