POST TIME: 1 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
DMP takes ‘foolproof’ security for Amar Ekushey Book Fair

DMP takes ‘foolproof’ security 
for Amar Ekushey Book Fair

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has taken foolproof security in and around the Ekushey book fair venues to hold smoothly the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair - 2018 starting from today reports BSS.

“We have taken stringent security measures centering the Bangla Academy, Doyel Chattar, Shishu Academy, TSC and its adjoining areas likewise the previous years and the arrangement will continue till the fair ends,” DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah told newsmen yesterday after paying visit to the Suhrawardy Udyan to see the overall security arrangements for the book fair.

The venues of the book fair—Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan—have already been swiped by the dog squads and bomb disposal unit as part of the security arrangement, he also said.

“A large number of police will be deployed in and outside the book fair,” he said, adding that plain-clothed police personnel will guard the venues round the clock while the squads of SWAT, bomb disposal unit and dog squad will be present there as standby.

An outer security wall will be in place surrounding Shahbagh, Nilkheet and Doyel Chattar while the Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan will get inner security wall with deployment of a large number of security personnel, he added.