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Machine guns installed at 6 Sylhet police stations

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 22:21, 8 April 2021   Update: 22:39, 8 April 2021
Machine guns installed at 6 Sylhet police stations

Light machine gun (LMG) posts have been set up in six police stations of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP).

The authority took the step in a move to beef up security.

SMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) BM Ashraf Ullah Taher confirmed the matter on Thursday evening (April 8).

He said, policemen started in those posts. Considering security issue, 30-50 police personnel have been deployed in the LMG posts. LMG posts have been constructed with barricades at each installation.

The move came following the Hefazat-e-Islam’s countrywide violence and arson attack at police stations last month.

SMP Deputy Commissioner (North) Azbahar Ali Sheikh said, tight security measures have been taken in 11 police stations, police outposts of the district.

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