Update October 7, 2015

Dhaka 11-42 pm, 22-October, 2020

No IS in Bangladesh, says IGP

Sumel Sarker

Inspector General of Police (IGP), AKM Shahidul Haque

No IS in Bangladesh, says IGP

7 October 2015, Nirapad News: Instructing the police officers concerned to quickly hunt down the killers of two foreign nationals, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Tuesday said there is no organisational existence of militant outfit IS in Bangladesh.

“One may be inspired personally by IS ideology, but we’ll never let the country to turn into a militant one,” he said while addressing a quarterly crime review meeting at the Police Headquarters.

He urged the police officers to tackle the challenge of militancy with an iron hand. “All the conspiracies will be crushed against our country,” the IGP added.

“The police have already been able to demonstrate successes in curbing militancy, extremism, acts of sabotage and crimes in the country in the recent past, “Assistant Inspector General (Media) at the Police Headquarters Nazrul Islam quoted the IGP as telling the meeting.

He said the IGP instructed the senior police officers to remain alert about reemergence of the banned Islamic outfits like JMB, HUJI or in other names.

About the murders of the two foreign nationals-Italian national Cesare Tavella and Japanese citizen Kunio Hoshi-the IGP said assailants will be hunted down and brought to justice.

Italian national Cesare Tavella was gunned down in Dhaka city’s Gulshan area on September 28 while Japanese citizen Kunio Hoshi in Rangpur on October 3.

Meeting sources said Additional DIG (Special Crime and Prosecution) of the Police Headquarters Md Zahirul Islam presented the countrywide overall crime pictures over the last three months (July-Sept) at the meeting.

Chaired by the IGP, the crime conference was attended, among others, by all the police commissioners, Range DIGs, heads of other police units and senior officers of the Police Headquarters.

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