Security ramped up for DCs after letter threat!

Shafiqul Islam
Published : 23:24, Dec 23, 2018 | Updated : 22:02, Dec 24, 2018

Security ramped up for DCs after letter threat!After anonymous letters containing threats were sent to at least two deputy commissioners (DCs), who are in charge of the administration in a district, security has been ramped up for DC’s and their family members.
Several intelligence agencies have begun probes to find the sources of these letters. Detectives believe that these were sent to DC’s as they would be performing the duty of returning officers in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“We have increased security for district administrators and their families and more security will be provided in the coming days,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Bangla Tribune.
A certain quarter is trying to foil the elections, he said before adding: “The presence of law enforcers has been increased in areas frequented by foreigners along with hotels.”
There will also be police in plain clothes, he said.
Home ministry sources say that security has been heightened in south-west parts of the country and a close eye is kept on Benapole, Chuadanga, Darsana and Bhomra border posts.
Immigration police is vigilant to prevent the possible entry of radicals.
On Dec 19, threatening letters were sent to Faridpur DC Umme Salma Tanzia, who is the returning officer for district during the national election.
Public Administration Secretary Faiz Ahmed says, “Relevant people are working to trace the ones who sent the letter.”