Police to assign ID numbers to tenants in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 6 (IANS) Police will assign identity numbers to all Dhaka residents who live in rented facilities, Dhaka police said on Saturday, after the Gulshan cafe terrorists were found to be staying in a rented apartment in the city.

“Every tenant will have a unique ID number, so police will be able to monitor any shift to other accommodation,” bdnews24 quoted commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia as saying, adding that they were creating a database of tenants.

Three weeks after the terror strike, a gun battle erupted between police and militants in an apartment in the capital’s Kalyanpur area where nine suspects were shot dead.

A North South University teacher was arrested for not keeping information about tenants in an apartment he owned, which the Gulshan attackers allegedly used, while the wife of the Kalyanpur building’s owner was arrested on similar charges.

Speaking at the re-launching of the DMP’s website, Mia urged citizens to cooperate with police and also to report if the law-enforcers harass citizens.

The terror attack on the upscale cafe in Gulshan on July 1 left 22 persons, including 20 hostages dead.



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