Policemen involved with drug dealing will be punished: DMP chief

Dhaka: Any policemen found involved in drug dealing, patronising or helping the traders will be given exemplary punishment, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said on Tuesday.

‘We have taken a tough stance against drugs. If we find any drug den in the city, we will bulldoze it,’ Asaduzzaman said after inaugurating a Closed-Circuit Camera control room and police service week 2019 in the city’s Aftabnagar in the morning, reports the UNB.

He said drug dens from Karail slum and Karwan Bazar had been rooted out. ‘We are also looking for criminals behind the drug trade,’ he said.

About CC cameras, he said they played a vital role in preventing crimes. ‘Crime rates in Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara came down to zero after the installation of CC cameras,’ the DMP commissioner said.

One hundred CC cameras have been installed in Aftabnagar. ‘There will be no more crime in this area,’ he hoped. ‘Nobody will dare to commit crime. If anyone does, he will be arrested easily.’

The DMP commissioner also urged the people to contact senior officers if they are harassed at police stations or do not get service from police. He asked policemen to serve the people, saying, ‘If you cannot do your duties, leave it. Others will take care of it.’