Health Desk: 21 March 2018: President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday asked authorities to keep vigil on prisoners to refrain them from taking and running drug business inside jails.
"A large number prisoner in jail is convicted in drug-related cases. Prison authorities have to take stern actions to ensure they do not consume or run drug business inside jails," he said.
The President said this while addressing a programme marking the Prison Week-2018 at Kashimpur Central Jail.
Abdul Hamid said strong surveillance is needed to ensure zero involvement, even from prison administration, into such unethical activities.
"We've to keep in mind that all the responsibilities of a detainee rest with prison authorities as soon as he/she lands in jail," he said.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Security Services Division Secretary M Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury and Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin were also present among others in the event.