No specific threat over national election: DMP Commissioner

UNB, Dhaka :

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Habibur Rahman on Monday said there is no specific threat of sabotage acts during the upcoming 12th Parliamentary Election.


“Casting vote is a democratic right of people and refraining from casting vote is also a democratic right. But obstructing voting is not a democratic right and it is the part of a constitutional responsibility of citizens to resist those involved in preventing people from balloting,” he said.


He said these while talking to reporters after attending a view-exchange meeting with the councillors of Dhaka metropolitan city held at DMP headquarters.



The view-exchange meeting was organised so that no one can obstruct people from or discourage in exercising franchise, said the DMP boss.


The councilors said the people of their respective areas are interested to cast their votes spontaneously and they believe that people will come to cast vote , he added.


The DMP Commissioner said the councillors vowed to work with police in resisting the sabotage activities of some political parties.


Additional police commissioner of DMP AKM Hafiz Akter, Additional commissioner Dr Mahid Uddin and high officials concerned of police were present there.