Cleanse force of corrupt members: President tells police
President Abdul Hamid today asked the police force to launch a cleansing campaign to get rid of its corrupt members and improve its service to the society.
He made the call virtually from Bangabhaban while exchanging views with police high ups on the occasion of Police Week -2022.
The officials were connected from the auditorium of Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital.
Describing drug peddling as a social disorder, the president said police must be more active in eliminating the menace.
"If necessary, strict action should be taken against the corrupt members of the force through a cleansing campaign," he said.
He said there are frequent reports in the media that some unscrupulous employees of various government departments, including the police, are involved in this crime, which is very unwelcome and sad.
Saying that a section of the youth of the country is involved in drug related crimes, Hamid said young people need to be protected from the scourge of drugs.
He said people come to the police to get legal services when they are in danger.
"You will listen carefully to the problems and grievances of these help-seeking people and never hesitate to give them legal services sincerely," he said.
Hamid said cybercriminals are committing crimes using domestic, regional and international networks and various apps, which has become a challenge for the law enforcement agencies to suppress.
He stressed on increasing the capacity of the police to deal with cybercrime by developing a trained and skilled manpower.