Security precautions essential: Law Minister

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Dhaka, July 19: The law enforcing agency has cautioned cabinet members in view of recent terror attacks in several countries, including Bangladesh, law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq said on Tuesday.

“We are careful but not worried regarding the issue. We think police has advance information. So, they informed the ministers to move cautiously,” the minister said this on Tuesday while replying to reporters’ questions on an SMS sent by police to members of the Cabinet.

“An unfortunate incident (the Gulshan terror attack) happened on July 1. There’s no way to take it lightly. It has made it clear that we need to be careful,” Huq said.

The law minister further said whenever the law enforcers pass on intelligence inputs regarding the security of those in government whenever they get it.

“The Dhaka metro police chief told us that they had ‘information’ and asked us to be careful,” said the minister. He, however, did not spell out the details.

Asked whether security measures for ministers had been boosted, he said, “I don’t think so. We think the present arrangements are adequate.”

Emphasising precaution, the minister said, “You have seen what happened in France and the US. There’s very little room for us to be complacent.”

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