Dhaka, Sep 17 (Just News): Law enforcers have taken tight security measures ahead of the holy Ashura that is to be observed on Friday.
Since the Hossaini Dalan bomb explosion incident of 2015, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has enforced several new security strategies and restrictions so that devotees can observe the day commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
At least two people were killed and over 150 others injured in bomb explosions in front of the Hossaini Dalan on October 23, 2015.
A multilevel security measures have been taken centering the venues in the capital, DMP Commissioner Asadzuzzaman Mia told journalists after examining security preparations at Hossaini Dalan in Old Dhaka this morning.
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), SWAT and bomb disposal unites will be active performing their duties in those areas, the DMP chief said.
The processions will be cordoned off by police and no one will be allowed to join a moving procession from outside, he said, adding that bags and sharp objects will not be allowed in the procession while firecrackers will remain banned during the event.
Flag staff taller than 12 feet will not be allowed in the procession, he also said.
Monirul Islam, DMP's Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit chief; Abdul Baten, joint commissioner of Detective Branch; and other high police officials were also present at the briefing.