Security in Bangladesh ramped up after Colombo attacks

Rafsan Jani
Published : 16:32, Apr 21, 2019 | Updated : 17:54, Apr 21, 2019

Following the bomb attack on churches in Sri Lanka, security has been heightened at all religious establishments in Bangladesh plus the diplomatic area.
On Sunday, 21 April, at least 138 persons were killed when a series of bombs were exploded at three churches and three high end hotels.
AIG Sohel Rana of police headquarters, says: “The unfortunate event in Sri Lanka will not have reverberations here but we are alert. Religious institutions will have added security.”
On Sunday, people came to churches in the city and security was normal at churches.
At the Tejgaon thana, the presence of police was noticeable; Tejgaon thana SI Makarias Das, says: “We have been carrying out duty at the Tejgaon church for the last few days but we are on extra alert after the incident in Sri Lanka.”
Secretary of St. Mary’s church in Kakrail, Fabian S Gomes, told Bangla Tribune: “I feel that security at all religious institutes in the country should be increased.”
Meanwhile, after the Sri Lanka incident, security has also been beefed up around the diplomatic areas in Gulshan.
Deputy-commissioner of DMP’s diplomatic security wing, Hayatul Islam Khan, says: “When such episodes take place, our security is increased.”
Saying that there isn’t any threat in the diplomatic area, he observed: “When an attack takes place in any other country, we take initiatives to raise security.”