Police force must earn public trust: PM

Abu Hena Mostafa Zaman, Rajshahi: 768 Time View :
Update : Sunday, January 29, 2023

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon every member of the Bangladesh Police Force to perform their duty with efficiency and dedication. She said, first of all, the police force has to gain the trust of the people. Because the role and cooperation of the people is necessary in combating militancy and terrorism.

She said this while speaking as the chief guest at the closing parade of the 38th BCS (Police) Cadre trainee Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) at Bangladesh Police Academy in Sarda, Rajshahi on Sunday (January 29).

The Prime Minister said that the Bangladesh of 2041 will be a smart Bangladesh. Smart citizen, smart economy, smart government and smart society, smart education system will be developed. Bangladesh Police should also be developed as a smart police. For this, the government will ensure all kinds of facilities to the police force.

Appreciating the role of police in preventing cybercrime, the chief minister said that the government has developed digital Bangladesh. People of the country are now getting digital services. But just as it has its good sides, it also has many bad sides. Cybercrime, fraud, militancy using digital platforms is on the rise. The police force is working to prevent these crimes.

She said that National Emergency Service of Police Force has gained great popularity among the people of 999 countries. People are getting fast service by calling this number. In case of danger they get immediate police services.

As a result, their confidence in the police is increasing. This service is playing an important role as an immediate measure in the prevention of violence against women and suppression of terrorism.

Sheikh Hasina said that the Awami League government is working for the development of the country for three consecutive terms. It has developed the country’s infrastructure through various mega projects including Padma Bridge, Metro Rail, Roopprar Nuclear Power Plant. No one can keep Bangladesh in check. The government is working to make Bangladesh’s image brighter in the world.

However, a group has risen up to push Bangladesh back again, he said, a group has stood in the way of Bangladesh’s progress through murder, looting, arson, militancy. The police force is working professionally to fight against those arsonists, bombers and militants. Even during the pandemic, the police force risked their lives to serve people. When even his relatives were not burying the deceased due to Corona, the policemen went ahead.

Pointing out that Bangladesh is moving forward despite the global crisis, the Prime Minister said that the global crisis has arisen due to the Russia-Ukraine war after the coronavirus. It has also affected Bangladesh. However, we are trying to move forward after overcoming all the crises. We have made economic zones in different areas of the country.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived at the venue of the Bangladesh Police Academy in Sarada, Rajshahi by helicopter at around 11:30 a.m. Later he attended the graduation ceremony of the trainee Assistant Superintendents of Police of the 38th BCS (Police) cadre. After inspecting the parade, he distributed awards among the officers who excelled in training. Finally he enjoyed the marchpast of the new officers.
Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun were present on the occasion. Apart from this, senior police officers along with members of Parliament from various constituencies of Rajshahi were present.

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