Police headquarters today urged its all concerned units to take necessary steps for preventing the incidents of mob beating.
The police headquarters issued a notice in this regard addressing all superintendents of police and unit chiefs.
The PHQ urged them to strengthen vigilance at the educational institutions and conduct awareness campaign there. It also asked the cops to create public awareness through social media and newspaper and electronic media.
It also urged all unit chiefs of police to submit a report containing the steps taken in their regard within three days.
Incidents of mob beating have increased alarmingly in the last few days even after the Padma Bridge authorities on July 9 issued a warning against the spreading of rumours about the bridge authorities needing to sacrifice people at the construction site.
The Police Headquarters on Saturday said legal actions would be taken against anyone involved in spreading the rumours or mob beatings.
Since Friday, mobs beat to death at least eight people, including three women, and injured over 10 others on suspicion of being child kidnappers.