‘Only Security Forces can conduct search operations’ | Daily News
Presidential directive:

‘Only Security Forces can conduct search operations’

Clear instructions have been issued to the Security Forces to disallow civilian participation when conducting search operations, which have to be conducted exclusively by the members of the Security Forces, a statement issued by the President Media Division said.

“The statement said a request has also been made to the President by several persons not to telecast on the media the search operations conducted by Security Forces in houses and public places,” the statement said

Following is the full statement:

A request has been made to the President by several persons not to telecast on the media the search operations conducted by Security Forces in houses and public places. Furthermore, clear instructions have been given to the Security Forces not to allow participations of civilians when conducting search operations, which have to be conducted exclusively by members of the Security Forces.

At present, a special security programme has been implemented across the country, according to the advice of the President and under the guidance and supervision of the Defence Ministry, following the unexpected and regrettable incidents of violence on Easter Sunday.

Therefore, investigations are being carried out continuously, and houses, public places and vehicles are being inspected.

As a result of unwarranted media publicity for these investigations conducted with the aim of ensuring public security, various communities in society face difficulty due to the telecast of this footage and some persons who are not involved in these terrorist activities in any way face great inconvenience because society deems them as terrorists.

Various sections of society, including religious leaders, have requested the President in this regard at several times. Considering those requests and in order to prevent inconvenience to any community in society, the government requests all media institutions not to lend media coverage to these search operations.


 

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