“Police will deal it professionally and take strict measures if there is anarchy, vandalism or loss of property seen during the strike”
Police will take legal actions if there is any anarchy created during the hartal enforced by BNP, warned Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary.
"Police will deal it professionally and take strict measures if there is anarchy, vandalism or loss of property seen during the strike," the IGP said at a press briefing today.
However, vehicular movement was normal in the capital today despite the BNP-enforced dawn to dusk hartal. No untoward situation was reported till filing of this report.
Earlier in the day, BNP leaders and activists staged demonstration inside the party's central office at Nayapaltan in the capital.
After the voting ended on Saturday, BNP rejected the Dhaka North and South City Corporations' elections and called daylong hartal in the city for Sunday in protest against what they said "anomalies in the polls".
Immediately after the hartal announcement, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif also said that the party would be "on the field" to resist any unpleasant event, terming the hartal to be against the people.
Later, Transport Owners Association announced to continue the vehicular movement during BNP's hartal.