Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the government will show zero tolerance to the extortionists even if he or she is a police member or civilian.
“The law enforcement agencies will not spare any unscrupulous traders if found,” he said.
Asaduzzaman Khan made the announcement while addressing as the chief guest at a seminar at the conference room of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Sunday.
He said if a policeman is found guilty or corrupt, government will stand strong against him and take tougher action immediately.
Regarding highway traffic congestion, he requested drivers to abide by all traffic and road safety rules to avoid checking of highway police.
Due to checking in the highway, it sometimes creates gridlock which is true, said the minister.
The DCCI organised the seminar titled “Ensuring rational price of essential commodities along with favorable law and order situation during the month of Holy Ramadan”.
DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan presided over the event while Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) President Ghulam Rahman was present as the special guest.
Dhaka University Criminology Department Professor Dr Zia Rahman presented a keynote paper on the issue.
The home minister urged the businessmen to do their business in an ethical manner throughout the year especially during the month of Ramadan.
He requested the drivers of heavy vehicles not to carry over loaded goods as it destroys the roads.
The law and order situation during the month of Ramadan this year will be under control like the previous years, said the minister.
Mobile courts will also be in operation this year to protect contaminated food and ingredients, said Asaduzzaman.
DCCI Senior Vice-President Kamrul Islam gave vote of thanks. DCCI Vice-President Riyadh Hossain, Directors Hossain A Sikder, Imran Ahmed, KMN Manjurul Hoque, Engr Md Al Amin, Mohammad Bashir Uddin, and Secretary General AHM Rezaul Kabir were also present on the occasion.