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Tight security to be taken for Eid-ul-Fitr: Home boss

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Published: 15:07, 19 May 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

Secretariat Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said security measures will be beefed up across the country to ensure the peaceful celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims.

“Adequate security personnel will be deployed alongside conducting block raids in different towns. Besides, there’ll be check-posts at the entry and exit points of the capital,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting with members of law enforcement agencies at the Secretariat on Sunday.

In reply to a question whether there is any threat of sabotage, Asaduzzaman said: “No, there’s no threat of sabotage. Intelligence agencies have been on alert.”

He asked the owners of garment factories to allow the workers to leave in phases and pay their salaries and bonus in time.

The minister said action will be taken if buses or launches carry passengers beyond their capacities and passengers are charged extra fare.

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