Border Guard Bangladesh
To maintain law and order, a total of 214 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country amid the ongoing blockade called by BNP, Jamaat and like-mided opposition parties and the unrest in the readymade garments (RMG) sector. CEC set to announce general election schedule at 7 pm today: EC Thirty-three BGB platoons have been deployed around garment factories in Dhaka and adjacent areas, said Shariful Islam, public relations officer at BGB headquarters. Fire breaks out in Keraniganj building Another 48-hour blockade, called by BNP, Jamaat and like-minded opposition parties to press home their one-point demand, is underway today. As another blockade begins, AL and associate bodies set to hold peace rallies in Ctg
Director General of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Maj Gen A K M Nazmul Hasan said that the force is ready to deal with any law and order situation centered on the upcoming elections. The BGB chief came up with the remark during an exchange of views with BGB members at Chuadanga battalion headquarters on Sunday. Four private airlines, inc. three that are closed, owe CAAB over Tk 1223cr It is to be noted that BGB DG Major General A K M Nazmul Hasan visited BGB Kushtia sector headquarters along with the headquarters of BGB Chuadanga and Maheshpur battalion, and also remote Udaynagar Border outpost (BOP) located at Padma Char area and several other BOPs, including historical Mujibnagar BOP in Meherpur district on Saturday and Sunday, says a press release here on Sunday. During his visits, the DG BGB took salutes at the quarter guard of the battalion headquarters, planted trees and exchanged views with all the members at the battalion and BOP levels. During the exchange of views, the chief of the paramilitary force instructed the BGB members to be ready to deal with any law and order situation in the wake of the upcoming National Parliamentary elections, besides giving various directions on operational, training and administrative issues. Obaidul Quader's ministry asked to investigate why the same contractors get jobs He expressed optimism that the 228-year-old traditional organization - Border Guard Bangladesh - will continue to work as a vigilant watchman of the country's borders as well as to stop any kind of smuggling including drugs. It is to be noted that as a part of the visit, BGB Director General Chuadanga visited Integrated Check Post (ICP) on Sunday. During this time, the Sector Commander of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Krishnanagar Sector, A K Arya (Shri A K Arya) extended floral greetings and greetings to him. Onus for participatory election not on Election Commission, says commissioner Besides, the DG BGB exchanged greetings and views with all levels of BSF officers and jawans present there and expressed the hope of working together to further advance the existing friendly relations between the two forces of the two close neighboring countries. Senior officials of BGB Headquarters, Jeshore Region Commander, Kushtia Sector Commander and other officers of concerned BGB battalions were also present during the visit.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a man along with 1.13 kgs of crystal meth, 3,000 Yaba pills, 20 kgs of current nets from a boat in the Naf River in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district early Wednesday. The arrestee was identified as Md Rifat alias Bila, 21, son of Shamsul Alam of the upazila. Tipped off, a team of BGB-2 conducted a drive in the area around 2:25 am and challenged a boat while crossing the border, said commanding officer of BGB-2 Lieutenant Colonel Md Mohiuddin Ahmed. Later, the BGB men arrested Bila while another man managed to flee the scene. After searching the boat, the BGB men seized the contraband items.
The 14th anniversary of the Pilkhana BDR massacre is being observed today. A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the carnage in 2009. Marking the day, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has organised Quran recital, prayers, and milad mahfil, said a BGB press release. Major General S M Salahuddin Islam, Military Secretary to the President; and Major General Kabir Ahmed, Military Secretary to the Prime Minister, placed wreaths at the graves of the slain army officers at the Military Graveyard in the capital's Banani on behalf of the President and the Prime Minister, respectively, said a press release of ISPR. BGB flags are being flown at half-mast at all Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) installations and all BGB members are wearing black badges to mark the day. Also read: 14th anniversary of Pilkhana carnage tomorrow Besides, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Acting Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral M Ashraful Haq and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan and family members of the slain officers also paid their tributes. On February 25, 2009, several hundred Bangladesh Rifles (now BGB) men staged an armed revolt at the Darbar Hall of the force's Pilkhana headquarters during the three-day "BDR Week". They killed 74 people, including 57 army officers. The mutiny ended the following day with the surrender of firearms, ammunition and grenades through a negotiation between the then government and the BDR rebels. A total of 58 cases including one for murder and looting and the rest for mutiny were filed in connection with the incident. Some 152 people were sentenced to death and 423 others to different jail terms in the killing case. Besides, 277 accused were acquitted in the country’s largest-ever killing case. Among the convicts, 262 mutineers were sentenced to different jail terms starting from three months to 19 years and 161 people, including late BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu and local Awami League leader Torab Ali, were sentenced to life imprisonment. On the other hand, 5,926 BDR personnel were sentenced to different jail terms ranging from four months to seven years in the 57 mutiny cases.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Thursday said they seized goods, arms, and drugs worth Tk130.63 crore in January. The seized items include 523,268 yaba pills, 3.169kg crystal meth, 14,617 bottles of Phensedyl, 22,728 bottles of foreign liquor, 133 litres of local liquor, 5,229 cans of beer, 2,501kg hemp, 8.832kg heroin, 19,289 stimulant injections, 10,947 Eskuf syrups, and 905 bottles of MkDil/Cofidil, Shariful Islam, public relations officer of the BGB headquarters, said. Also, 31.628kg gold, 6.061kg silver, 162,109 cosmetics, 22,510 imitation jewellery, 10,789 sarees, 5,763 three-piece sets, blankets and shirt pieces; 2,712 pieces of readymade garments, 3,386 cubic feet of timber, 3,942kg Indian tea, 86,714kg coal, 1,074kg pesticide, two touchstone idols, 79 motorcycles, seven cars, 13 pickup vans, 20 CNG and battery-run auto-rickshaws were also seized. Read more: BGB seized Tk98 crore goods in October The seized arms include two pistols, 22 guns, 130 rounds of ammunition, one mortar shell and 60mm mortar ammunition. Also, legal action was taken against 198 smugglers, 52 Bangladesh nationals as well as seven Indian nationals for illegally crossing the border, Shariful said.
Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) claimed to have detained a person with 45 gold bars along the India border in the district on Tuesday. Md Azizur Rahman, 58, is from Durgapur village under Aditmari upazila in the district, according to a press release signed by BGB-15 Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Mofazzal Hossain Akanda. The battalion received a tip that a big consignment of gold was going to be smuggled to India through Kutichar border area under the Aditmari upazila. As per the information, BGB men took up positions along the border and eventually challenged a person heading towards the border. But instead of cooperating, this man, who would turn out to be Azizur, tried to run away, and BGB gave chase. Read more: BGB detains woman with gold worth over Tk 8 million in Benapole The BGB personnel eventually detained Azizur and recovered the gold weighing around 5.249 kilograms from his body. The market value of the gold is estimated to be around Tk 4.5 crore. The gold bars were wrapped with cloth and tape. Later, the detainee was handed over to the concerned police station where a process was underway to file a case in this connection, the BGB release added. Later, the detainee was handed over to the concerned police station where a process was underway to file a case in this connection, the BGB release added.
A gunfight between members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and drug peddlers occurred along the Bangladesh-Myanmar frontier in Ukhiya upazila of the district on Tuesday. However, no casualties were reported in this connection. M Gafur Uddin, chairman of Palangkhali union under the upazila, said two Myanmar nationals intruded into Bangladesh territory through the border on Tuesday afternoon. A patrol team of the BGB halted them and interrogated them about their intrusion, he said, adding that a group of terrorists numbering 20 to 30 opened fire on the BGB personnel from the Myanmar side during the interrogation. BGB retaliated with bullets resulting in a gunfight that lasted for around 15 minutes, the chairman claimed. On the other hand, a BGB press release quoting 34-BGB Commandant Colonel Mohammad Saiful Islam Chowdhury said that two groups of criminals traded bullets over drug peddling in Hajjir Bari area of Rahmat Bhil. Upon hearing the gunfight, a patrolling team of the BGB took a strategic position in the area while the criminals opened fire on the BGB personnel sensing their presence, it said. Read more: ‘Drug trader’ injured in ‘gunfight’ with BGB men along Benapole border The BGB members retaliated with the bullets for the sake of lives and properties, the release said, adding that the criminals were forced to step back due to a strict action from the Bangladesh side. The BGB received no casualty or damage in the gunfight while the border forces were kept on a high alert there. Apart from this, surveillance by intelligence was beefed up on the border, it added.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Monday detained a man and seized 10 pieces of gold bars, weighing a combined 1.164 kg along Darshana border in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga district. The detainee was identified as Rimon Ali, 20, son of Motiar Rahman of Nastipur village in the upazila. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-6 conducted a drive along the bordering area around 10am and detained Emon, said Chuadanga-6 BGB Director Lieutenant Colonel Shah Mohammad Ishtiaq. Later, the BGB men seized the gold bars specially wrapped with tape inside his keds. Read more: Gold worth Tk 2.5 crore seized in Chuadanga The market value of the seized gold bars is Tk 93.35 lakh. lue of the seized gold bars is Tk 93.35 lakh.A case will be filed at Darshana police station, he said, adding that the gold bars will be deposited at the Chuadanga Treasury Office.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) clinched the Exim Bank 33rd National Men's Handball Championship title beating Bangladesh Ansar & VDP team by 37-32 goal in the final at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here Tuesday afternoon. This 30th title for BGB (former BDR) in 33 national meets. The winners led the first half by 16-10 goal. Read more: National Handball: Police Handball Club finish 3rd beating Dhaka DSA by 32-29 goal Tariqur Rahman of the BGB was adjudged the best player of the tournament. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell MP witnessed the day's final as the chief guest and later he distributed the trophies at a function chaired by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) President AKM Nurul Fazal Bulbul. BHF general Secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor, among others, was also present on the occasion Earlier in the semifinals, Ansar & VDP eliminated Bangladesh Police Handball Club by 34-27 goal while BGB booked a seat for the final eliminating Dhaka DSA by 41-15 goal. Read more: BGB make good start to Victory Day Handball
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government has adopted a plan to develop the Border Guard Bangladesh as a world-class border security force. “The government has adopted the 'Border Guard Bangladesh Vision-2041' in a bid to develop the BGB as a world-class border guard force,” she said while addressing the parade of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Day-2022 at its headquarters in the capital. Hasina asked the BGB members to continue performing their responsibilities always, including protecting borders, combating smuggling, drug, women-children trafficking, inter-border crimes, and providing security to the lives and property of the people living in the bordering areas. She also extended her sincere thanks to the BGB members as they have been performing their responsibilities with competence. The PM said the border guards played a responsible role during the peaceful exchange of enclaves between Bangladesh and India. “We set an example for the world by exchanging enclaves amid a festive atmosphere,” she said. During the Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, BGB also carried out their responsibilities with efficiency, including the registration of the displaced people, she added. Focusing on the modernisation of BGB during her regime, Sheikh Hasina said the Awami League government has carried out massive development works and enacted a new law in order to enhance the capacity of the force under the BGB reform initiative. “BGB got the organizational shape of an efficient, strong, modern three-dimensional force,” she said, adding that now BGB is capable of performing its duty on land, water and air. The PM said her government has adopted the 'Border Guard Bangladesh Vision-2041' in a bid to develop the BGB as a world-class border guard force. The 'Smart Digital Surveillance and Tactical Border Response System' has been installed at vulnerable border areas for seamless surveillance and countering trans-border terrorism, she said. Read more: Boost food production to avert any crisis: PM Hasina Thanks to addition of the advanced and up-to-date weapons and equipment to the BGB, its operational capacity and competence has been enhanced, she noted. The PM said the present government has taken a plan to construct a total of 1,036 km of border roads with an aim of increasing the security of the hilly border areas and uplifting the socio-economic condition of the people living in the remote areas. The construction of 317 km border road in the first phase is in progress, she informed. The premier thanked the BGB for removing the words “Pak” or “Pakistan” from 14,005 border pillars on Bangladesh-India border and writing “Bangladesh” or “BD” in their places. She called upon members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to carry out their assigned responsibilities with utmost sincerity and not to break discipline under any circumstance. “Discipline and chain of command are the most important driving forces of any disciplined force. Never break discipline. Carry out the assigned responsibility and follow the chain of command,” she said. The premier was addressing the parade of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Day-2022 at its headquarters in Dhaka. Read more: Bangladesh must not return to lawlessness again: PM Hasina Sheikh Hasina said an unthinkable tragedy occurred only 52 days after the formation of her government in 2009. “The whole nation expects that such an incident won’t occur anymore,” she said. The PM prayed for the salvation of the departed souls who were martyred during the tragedy and expressed sympathy for the bereaved families. On her arrival at the venue, the PM was received by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Senior Secretary of Public Security Division Aminul Islam Khan and BGB Director General Major General Shakil Ahmed. The premier inspected the parade at Bir Uttam Anwar Hossain Parade Ground of BGB headquarters in Peelkhana. The PM handed over the BGB Medal, President BGB Medal, BGB Medal-Service and President BGB Medal-Service to a selected BGB members in recognition of their courageous and outstanding contribution to different activities of the force.