A new mobile application, Hello CT, has been launched on Sunday. This app allows anyone to inform the police when they suspect militant activities.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal inaugurated the app that was introduced by the Counter Terrorism & Transnational Crime unit of Bangladesh Police.
Previously the police had no such service available that would enable people to file complaints or inform the police about militancy. But with the use of this app, anyone can contact the police if they notice anything suspicious that they believe to be linked with militancy.
The identity of the people who will assist the police in fighting militancy by providing information will be kept confidential, if they wish to stay anonymous. With this app, the user can send information and photographs to the police.
Hello CT has been launched as an android application but it will eventually work on apple devices.
Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque, Md Assaduzzaman Mia, and Additional Commissioner Sheikh Md Maruf Hasan of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police were present during the launch. Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanowar Hossain was the keynote presenter.
He said: “Our police department had to wok on sporadic information on crimes previously. Now, we are keen on working in a more organised manner. This app is being introduced as part of that effort in dealing with crimes related to militancy in a more organised way.”
The decision of launching the app came following the recent attacks at July 1 Gulshan café and Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj on July 7.
On July 11, in the wake of recent militant attacks, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) launched another mobile application seeking information about terrorist and criminal activities across the country.