Metropolitan Police (DMP) has launched a new intelligence wing recently to
gather information in advance about the activities of different political
parties and their front organizations.
Commissioner Naim Ahmed, however, said the objective of the Political
Intelligence Office (PIO) is not to harass anyone; it is rather to collect
information about any incident quickly so that the police can take preventive
measures before it escalates into something bigger which may become difficult
Police sources said after collecting information the PIO will inform the deputy
commissioners' offices of the area concerned about the matter.
The PIO will be given the responsibility of collecting details of leaders and
activists of different political parties and their front organizations and make
a database with the collected data. The PIO will also prepare analytical
reports on important political matters.
It has already started gathering information on political agitations, student
unrests and violence in garment factories in coordination with Special Branch
(SB) of Police in Dhaka.