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Don’t examine truck documents on highways: IGP
Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Saturday asked the members of police not to examine the documents of trucks and covered vans on highways, but at terminals before or after their journeys so that goods transportation remain undisrupted.
The IGP came up with the order at a meeting with the leaders of Bangladesh Truck, Covered-van and Truck Lorry Malik Sramik Oikya Parishad and Bangladesh Truck Covered-van Goods Transport Association at the conference room of the Police Headquarters.
The IGP called upon the owner-worker leaders not to run vehicles without fitness and valid papers to keep the highways free from traffic congestions and safe from accidents.
He also asked them to carry the products of certain weights in their vehicles and refrain from using hydraulic horns, which is harmful to public health. The IGP also urged the leaders to follow the traffic rules.
The IGP warned the law enforcers that stern action will be taken against them if any allegation of extorting money on highways and other allegations are found against them.
He urged the transport owners and workers to solve the problem by strengthening community police in the transport sector.
The owners and workers alleged that drivers are harassed on the highways by law enforcers in addition to filing cases against their vehicles despite having valid documents.
Additional IGP (Admin and Operation) of the Police Headquarters Md Mokhlesur Rahman, Additional IGP of Industrial Police Mohammad Nowsher Ali, Dhaka Range DIG Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, DIG (Admin) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun, DIG (Operation) Barrister Mahbubur Rahman, DIG Highway Mohammad Atiqul Islam, Dhaka, Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Manikganj and Comilla districts and Superintendent of Police Rmakartara were present at the meeting.
Among the leaders of the covered vans association, Hossain Ahmed Majumdar, Abul Kashem, Tofazzal Hossain Majumdar, Maqbool Ahmad, Abu Muzaffar and Abdul Motaleb spoke on the occasion.