The Government asked security forces on Saturday to be
on alert against underground militant groups trying to disrupt elections
scheduled for December 29.
The Armed Forces will be
deployed countrywide from December 20, ahead of the national elections, Army
Chief Moeen U Ahmed said yesterday in Chittagong.
In the meantime Chief
Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed also gave a call for the alert a day after security officials said
intelligence reports suggested that the banned Jammat-ul-Mujahideen was
planning to attack government buildings ahead of the elections.
Army Chief Moeen U Ahmed said yesterday, "Army personnel will be in the
field for the upcoming national elections, from December 20 not from December
The Army Chief on Saturday maintained
that troops would be deployed from December 20, adding, "The army will
carry out its duty properly in the elections, we will do exactly the jobs we
will be assigned to."