In the wake of recent spate of targeted killings, including that of SP Babul Akter’s wife on Sunday, the police department is beginning a weeklong clampdown on militants across the country today.
The decision came from a meeting of top police officials with Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque in the chair at the police headquarters in the capital yesterday.
In the meeting, the IGP directed all concerned to hunt operatives of militant outfits and also deal all types of criminals with an iron fist to stop the killing spree and maintain law and order.
Officials say the anti-militancy operation is being launched as the department is convinced that militants have gained ground and that’s why they could go as far as attacking a police family.
Police and the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) will carry out raids separately. If they feel necessary, they will do it jointly. Besides, members of Border Guard Bangladesh will join the drives in the bordering areas, sources in the headquarters said.

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