The State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar Sunday asked the authorities concerned to take immediate measures to evict the cattle market set up at Nayabazar grabbing adjacent road and disrupting transport movement in the entire old part of the city, reports BDNEWS.
At a regular meeting on the 'law and order', held in the Home Ministry, the state minister laid emphasis on maintaining the law and order situation during the holy Eid-ul-Azha.
He also said the Nayabazar cattle market was set up blocking roads and creating public sufferings.
Therefore, the DC was directed to take action to evict it.
"The government has taken measure to stop illegal toll collection from the cattle traders," Babar told reporters after emerging from the meeting.
He also asked the law enforcers to keep tight vigilance to check smuggling of hides and skins.
"To check smuggling, the government has imposed four-day ban on trucks loaded with hides growing out of thecity," said a Home Ministry source.
With a view to ensuring security and smooth celebration of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, he also asked the law enforcement and other concerned authorities, including BIWTA, BRTA, Bangladesh Railway and business bodies, to take proper action in this regard.
Besides, additional forces will be deployed at different terminals, including Sadarghat launch terminal, to check subversive acts.
"We will not allow overloading on the launch," Babar also said.
Twenty-one cattle markets have been set up in the city. Of them, Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) set up 15 markets and the remaining six by various persons and clubs.