Dhaka, Sept 15 (UNB) – New Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Mohammad Shafiqul Islam on Sunday said if people do not get desired services from any police station, he is ready to work there as its officer-in-charge (OC).
“If people don’t get services, face harassment at police stations under DMP, then I’ll be there and serve people as an OC, if needed. DCs and other senior officers will be there,” said the DMP boss.
The new DMP commissioner came up with the remarks while speaking at a ‘Meet-the-Press’ programme at the DMP Media Centre.
Necessary steps will be taken so that service seekers at police stations do not face any harassment, he said adding “This is my biggest challenge.”
The officers-in-charge and deputy commissioners (DCs) have been asked to take necessary steps for strengthening monitoring system at the police stations so that people can get rid of police phobia, he said.
Action will be taken if any policeman is found involved in harassing, extortion and illegal transaction for providing services, the DMP chief warned.
He said the present government has ensured security of people’s lives and property. “The law and order improved significantly in the last 10 years. Police have been able to attain people’s confidence.”
About the nagging traffic jam in the city, the top DMP official said he will give special attention to easing the vehicular movement although it will be very tough for police alone to do so.
“I’ve already instructed officials of the traffic department to improve the traffic management,” he said, adding that senior traffic officials must work on the streets, especially during office hours in the morning and afternoon.
Replying to a query about militancy and extremism, Shafiqul said militancy is such a doctrine that it is very hard to bring back those who once believe in it. “However, police are visiting houses, educational institutions and madrasas to motivate people against militancy,” he said.
He further said, “Talking to religious scholars, we’re trying to bring back people out of this wrong doctrine. Besides, we’re trying to ensure so that there is no new militant.”
Those who have already got involved in militancy will be arrested and brought to justice, the DMP commissioner said, adding that those who are already in jail are given counseling so that they can lead a normal life once they are released.
About recent attacks targeting police in the city, he said they have taken some precautionary measures to prevent such incidents. “We’re trying to identify those involved in the incidents.”
Shafiqul sought cooperation from the city dwellers to keep the law and order in the city normal.