April 15, 2024, 2:12 pm

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2024-03-30 03:58:56 BdST

Action if excess fare realised during Eid journey: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun has warned that action will be taken against bus, train, and launch operators if they charge excess fare from holidaymakers during their Eid journey.

The IGP came up with the warning after distributing prises to the winners of the police’s annual Azan, Kerat and essay competition held at Rajarbagh central mosque in Dhaka on Friday afternoon.

He also urged people to dial 999 for assistance in case of extortion on the road during their journey.

About the black-marketing of train tickets, he said all law enforcement agencies are working collectively to prevent the evil efforts of a dishonest quarter during the Eid home rush.

Additional security measures have been ensured in all tourist destinations across the country to prevent any untoward incidents ahead of the Eid vacation, said the IGP.

Requesting people not to travel risking their lives, he said, “I want to assure everyone that as in other years, we have been able to ensure the safe journey of passengers and this time, we will also ensure the safety by sacrificing our own Eid if needed.

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