Security advisory for Indians in Bangladesh could be revised

  • Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2016 00:22 IST
Bangladeshi policemen arrive near the scene of a blast in Kishoreganj, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital of Dhaka. (AP Photo)

The Indian High Commission in Dhaka may revise an advisory it issued to the Indian nationals in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in the Bangladesh capital this month.

The note, which was sent out in the wake of the Gulshan hostage crisis that began with a shootout on July 1, would be revised, if needed, senior government sources told HT, adding that the officials are reviewing the security situation.

The existing advisory tells Indian nationals to avoid walks early in the mornings and after sunset beside avoiding secluded parks and places any time of day. It also cautions against going to deserted or overcrowded places, more so at odd hours.

The note calls upon Indians to inform the police about their maid servant, driver and domestic help before employing them while also stressing the need to keep phone numbers of local police officers. It wants the people to be watchful while travelling in a vehicle, especially in traffic jams.

“If there is any suspicious movement, immediately come out of the vehicle from the other side and take shelter in nearby shop/business place or where there is any assembly of people and contact nearby police station,” it adds.



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