Update September 10, 2020

Dhaka 12-23 am, 21-September, 2020

Don’t destroy work spirit of law enforcers: PM

Mirajul Moin Joy

Mentioning that the government is dealing with crimes strongly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Thursday that the law enforcers should not be criticised in a way that may diminish their work spirit.

“There shouldn’t be anything that may dishearten their (law enforcers’) spirit at work. Criticism is good but it (the matter of losing spirit at work) must be considered,” she said while delivering her valedictory speech in the ninth session of the current parliament.

The Prime Minister said the law enforcement agencies are those who are called when people fall in danger. It’s the police that are called first during any danger. The security is ensured by them, she added.

Referring to extrajudicial killings, Hasina said this started in the country during Ziaur Rahman’s regime and even the bodies of many Awami League leaders and workers were not found. Then the extrajudicial killings were given the institutional shape, she added.

“We’ve tried to control these (incidents of extrajudicial killings). At the same time we’ve to curb drug, terrorism and militancy,” she told the House.

Hasina said the law enforcement agencies have been working properly in curbing these social diseases. “They’ve gained enough successes and are working risking their lives.”

She said the government is sparing no one during drives by the law enforcement agencies when abnormal incidents take place. “It can’t be said we’re sparing anyone involved in crimes.”

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