Situation is not yet like calling out army: Home Minister

RTNN News Desk: Present confrontational situation triggered by the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s indefinite countrywide transport blockade is not yet ripe to such an extent yet to call out army, said State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan.

He said the law enforcers under his ministry like the Police, Rab, BGB and Ansar are enough to face current situation.

“If anyone thinks joint force includes army that is certainly not. The situation like calling out army has not yet been created and that question doesn’t arise,” he said.

The junior minister was talking to reporters after attending a meeting of his ministry.

Asad was very critical of the current activities unleashed by the BNP-led 20-party alliance in the name of movement, terming those as sniper attacks and an evil attempt to create unrest and trigger panic across the country.

“There’s nothing to be worried as the law enforcers have been functioning with conviction and sincerity to ensure the security of people on the streets, especially in the transport sector, and other public places,” he said, adding the law enforcers are also alert round the clock to avert any situation.

“People, I think, will see a positive result in this regard within a few days,” said Asad.

Referring to a city incident, the state minister said the incidents of resistance by people against the political violence in some places have also been marked.

Source: RTNN