Dhaka, 7 Feb, Abnews: Police and other law enforcers have stationed multiple checkpoints in all of Dhaka’s entry points to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather over the expected verdict over the graft cases filed against party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
All eight entry points in Dhaka are currently under strict checking. In addition to that, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) also banned processions, banners, firearms, petrol and sharp weapons, effective from 4am Wednesday and will continue till further notice.
Most of the 35,000-strong forces of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police will be deployed on the streets. Usually, some 8,000 police members are deployed every day.
The movement of vehicles is likely to be restricted from early Thursday to prevent BNP leaders and activists from gathering at any point to stage demonstrations.
Meanwhile, the operators of different inter-city and long-distance bus services said they will not run their vehicles on Thursday, fearing political violence.
Many of them even said they will stop their services from Wednesday night.
Also, residential hotels in Dhaka have been asked to collect National ID cards and detail information of boarders every day and submit those to detectives.
In the last few days, law enforcers increased surveillance at Sadarghat Launch Terminal and Kamalapur Railway Station so that no one can carry illegal firearms or explosives.
Similar measures have been taken at other important places, bus and launch terminals and rail stations, by setting up CCTV cameras. Additional security measures have been taken to thwart any attack at key point installations.