A team from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held a meeting with Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir yesterday to discuss various issues including militancy.
The team also visited Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hassan Mahmood Khandaker at the police headquarters.
Ministry sources said the FBI team discussed on how to check the proliferation of militancy and to increase competency of law enforcers by providing training.
The FBI team was briefed on how the present government took steps to combat militancy which rose in 1995, a meeting source said.
Michael Welch, assistant director for International Operations accompanied by Special Agent in Charge David Bowdich, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Voviette Morgan, Asia Chief Lamont Siller, the FBI Legal Attaché Daniel Clegg, Supervisory Special Agent Laura Kriegbaum and Supervisory Special Agent John Dunn were present in the meeting.
According to a letter sent to the foreign ministry from the US Embassy in Dhaka, the visiting FBI team arrived in Dhaka on January 28 for a two-day visit.
During the visit the FBI team is also scheduled to hold meetings with National Security Advisor Major General (Retd) Tarique Siddique, Director General (DG) of National Security Intelligence (NSI) Major General (Retd) Manzur Ahmed, DG of DGFI Major Gen (Retd) Sheikh Mamun Khaled, and chiefs of Criminal Investigation Department, Detective Branch of Police and Special Branch of Police, according to the letter.