Industrial police begin journey Sunday

The much talked-about Industrial Police, a specialised unit of law enforcers, will formally begin its function from Sunday to maintain order in the country’s four major industrial zones, reports UNB.

The Industrial police have been formed to make sure that outsiders can not provoke violence or create chaos in four industrial zones–Dhaka, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Chittagong.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the force at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre Sunday.

With the establishment of the Industrial police, it will be easier to tackle workers’ unrest as the force will gather prior information about possible unrest from factories particularly garment factories and identify the causes of unrest.

The newly formed Industrial police will rush to any troubled area and take rapid step to tackle the situation whereas the regular police usually take time to reach the troubled areas and control the unpleasant situation.

The Industrial police headed by a Director General will start its operation initially with 1,580 personnel deputed from the police department.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdus Salam has been posted to the Industrial Police Unit as its Director General.

Twenty-six officials including additional superintendents of police, assistant superintendents of police and inspectors have already been given a 10-day training at Police Staff College in Mirpur.

The training mainly focused on how to resolve disputes between owners and workers through arbitrations.

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