EC to hold meeting with law enforcers Thursday

Published: November 21, 2018 21:06:18 | Updated: November 28, 2018 22:29:09


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The Election Commission (EC) is set to hold meeting with law enforcement agencies on Thursday aimed at issuing directives on maintaining peaceful law and order ahead of the 11th parliamentary election.

“We will hold meeting with the law enforcers tomorrow. A set of 12 directives will be delivered at the meeting to maintain peaceful law and order ahead of the 11th parliamentary polls,” an official said.

The election commission said this while talking to newsmen at Election Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday, reports BSS.

The EC official said, “The directives include – recovery of illegal firearms, ensuring security to minority community, making smoothly going of female voters to polling centres, ensuring safety of election officials including returning and assistant returning officers, keeping electoral materials under safe custody, giving police escort for security of judicial and executive magistrates and maintenance of law and order before, during and after the election.”

Four commissioners of the EC, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Secretary of Public Security Division of the Home Ministry, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner and other high officials of different law enforcement agencies are expected to attend the meeting.

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