The home ministry sought Sunday the assistance of media and community leaders for building up public awareness against the Islamist militancy against the backdrop of continuing onslaught by the zealots, reports BDNEWS.
The home ministry also directed the RAB and other intelligence agencies to step up the network to find out the sources of supply of the explosives, destroy the fundamentalist-militant's network and arrest the leaders-masterminds.
The decisions came from a meeting of the home ministry in the afternoon where state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar presided.
Among others, the RAB Director General Abdul Aziz Sarkar and Commanding Officers of all the battalions also took part in the meeting.
Emerging from the meeting Babar said RAB has information that both the JMB leaders Shaekh Abdur Rahman and Bangla Bhai are staying in the country.
He also said the intelligence agencies were asked to strengthen their networks, as the existing networks are not sufficient to identify the suicide bombers, locate their dens and find out the source of the explosives being used.
"The Imams and other religious leaders were asked to explain the holy Quran and Hadith to the people to prevent the breeding of fanatics," Babar added.
The state minister also said a new law on bombing is necessary as the existing laws are not sufficient to punish the miscreants.
Replying to a question, the minister denied that there had been a failure of the intelligence agencies to arrest the militants' leaders and control such type of subversive activities.
He, rather, thanked the intelligence men and said that they have arrested a large number of suspected militants.
The state minister, however, said that to face the militancy is a challenge for the intelligence agencies as well as to the government.
According to sources close to the meeting, the minister asked the elite force to dig out the sources of supply of the explosives and destroy the militant's network by arresting the leaders.
A RAB high official, who was present at the meeting, said they proposed to the minister that two more battalions of RAB be added and more equipment be procured to face the militants.