DHAKA: The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has taken all-out security measures at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the capital's Dhanmondi and Banani graveyard ahead of National Mourning Day to be observed on Thursday (August 15).
To mark the day’s programmes with due respect, law enforcers will remain vigilant and take foolproof security measures to avert any untoward incident,” said DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia told reporters at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital city on Wednesday (August 13).
The commissioner said the entire areas of the museum on Road 32 will be under surveillance with uniformed and plainclothes law enforcers, trained dog squads, close circuit cameras and archways. Dhanmondi Lake will also remain under police patrols.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the morning.
Then the premier will leave for Banani graveyard to pay tribute to other family members of Bangabandhu and later will leave Dhaka for Tungipara of Gopalganj.
Security has also been beefed up at other areas including the Banani graveyard.
No one will be able to enter Road 32 until VIPs and VVIPs including President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leave the area after paying tributes.
Visitors have been asked to wait at Kalabagan sports ground till the VIPs and VVIPs' departure.
The commissioner said vehicular movement will be restricted surrounding the Dhanmondi Road 32.
Road 32 will be used as a one-way from east (Russel Square) to west direction as people have been requested not to carry any bags and sharp or flammable objects.
BDST: 1522 HRS, AUG 14, 2019