Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to carry out the nationwide anti-narcotic campaign that left more than 100 suspected drug dealers killed in gunfights in less than three weeks time.
“No godfathers or dons will be spared if they are found involved in the illegal drug trade,” the Prime Minister told reporters at a news conference organised on her recent trip to India.
Hasina said that the people are now getting relief from such drives.
Referring to newspaper reports that ran stories on the dangerous spread of drugs, the Prime Minister brushed aside the criticism by a section of rights organisation saying “let us do our job”.
The security forces earlier this month began the anti-drug raids across Bangladesh to get rid of the abuse of drugs after the Prime Minister affirmed her tough position on the drugs.
“I can only say that we’re not considering who are ‘godfathers’ or who are ‘dons’. Actions are being taken against those who are involved in drugs dealing, trading and have such allegations against them.”
“I can say this as whenever I deal with something, deal it with an iron fist. I don’t look at who is whose brother or whose uncle,” Hasina said about the impartiality of her works.
The Prime Minister referred to her successful anti-militancy campaign, Hasina said no innocent person has fallen victim of the ongoing anti-narcotics drive.
“If any innocent person falls victim, then we’ll surely take steps. But, we’ll have to root out drugs from the society,” she said.
The law enforcement agencies have arrested some 10,000 drug peddlers, suppliers and drug users, she said regretting that these successes have not been highlighted in the media.
She said the law enforcement agencies have launched the drive after a good homework. “The drives did not come all on a sudden, rather they have kept the drug peddlers and the drug producers on constant vigil for a long time.”