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2024-06-16 06:46:36 BdST

DMP remains vigilant against possible syndicate over rawhide trade: Habibur

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Habibur Rahman on Saturday said that police will take stringent actions if anyone tries to extort or influence the purchase and sale of rawhide during Eid-ul-Azha.

“We are alert so that no one can create any syndicate over the buy and sale of rawhide,” he said at a coordination meeting on the collection of rawhide of sacrificial animals, safety of vehicles carrying rawhides and traffic management at the DMP headquarters ahead of Eid-ul-Azha to be observed on Monday.

The DMP chief also said strict action will be taken if anyone exercises negative influence or extorts in the sale and purchase of sacrificial animal skins.

He said the sale of rawhide will not be allowed on bridges or roads in Jatrabari, Hazaribagh, New Market, Gabtoli and other areas on the day of Eid.

Intelligence surveillance will be beefed up so that the price of salt cannot increase and none can create an artificial crisis, he added.

Like previous years, the police have taken foolproof security measures such as setting up checkpoints, deploying foot patrols and increasing intelligence surveillance aiming to make Dhaka safe.

The DMP commissioner said checkpoints will be set up and there will be police patrols on exit routes from Dhaka to prevent smuggling of rawhide.

Rawhide-laden vehicles can only reach Hemayetpur via Gabtoli from the city, he said.

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