The government has beefed up security measures in the city ahead of the Victory Day because of the rise in the activities of militant outfits.
"We have planned to take additional security measures to ensure the safety and security of the people on the Victory Day, December 16", Dhaka Metropolitan police Commissioner SM Mizanur Rahman said while talking to the FE.
"We have requested the city people not to erect any gate to mark the victory day", he added.
Different events will take place on that day including cultural programmes at Shishu Academy, the national stadium and Ramna, the victory rally by the opposition party etc.
Rahman also said that security has been beefed in view of such programmes in the city.
According to DB sources, the government has not yet given it the list of events during the Victory Day. They have not taken any additional initiative so far to check any untoward occurrence on that day.
From different sources it has been learnt that suicide squad members of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the banned militant outfit in the country, repeatedly threatened against any programme to mark the Victory Day.
Frequent attacks by suicide squad members of JMB militants over the last few months has caused panic among the people.
Besides, following the frequent threats by JMB militants to attack court, the foolproof security measures have been taken in and around the important places across the country. The suicide squad members issued repeated threats to launch attacks to destabilise the country ahead of the Victory Day, according to sources.