Bangladesh parliament security intensifiedBy IANS
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
DHAKA - The security at Bangladesh’s parliament has been intensified following a threat to blow it up, Speaker Abdul Hamid has said.
There is no need for any fresh measures as we have taken every precaution, he said when his attention was drawn to a threat received by Parliament Secretariat Tuesday evening.
The letter, signed by Mohsin, threatened to blow up the Sangsad Bhaban, an architectural masterpiece of well-known architect Louis I Kahn.
If they want to blow us up, they will be blown away themselves, said the speaker.
A security officer of the Sangsad Bhaban told New Age newspaper that the letter was an empty threat, but every precaution was taken.
The Sheikh Hasina government issued a security alert last week following tip-offs from foreign security agencies, including those from India, that there was a threat to Hasina and to her colleagues.