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Five-tier security at National Eidgah, Baitul Mukarram

Published on: 10:17 pm - Saturday | August 10, 2019

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said five tier of security measures have been taken at the National Eidgah and Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. The National Eidgah  is completely ready for the Eid prayers, he told reporters after a security visit to the National Eidgah on Saturday.

The commissioner said that the entire area will be covered by CCTV cameras. Besides, there will be police, Detective Branch police, SWAT, CTTC, Bomb Disposal Unit as well as watch-towers and archway systems.  Similar measures will be applicable in other venues where Eid jamaat (congregation) will be held in the capital.

He asked the devotees not to carry any inflammable substances, knife or matches. Urging the devotees to come to  Eidgah carrying only prayer mats and umbrellas, he said the Eidgah-goers will be allowed in only after a thorough check, he informed.

DMP Commissioner also said there will be barricades in some areas, including Abdul Gani Road, Doyle Chattar and Motso Bhavon. Devotees will have to  walk to go to Eidgah as  no vehicle will be allowed to go pass the barricade until and unless you are a VVIP, he added.

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