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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.
The eighth high-level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar's Border Guard Police (BGP) began in Nay Pyi Taw of Myanmar on Thursday morning. A 10-member delegation of Bangladesh led by BGB Major General Shakil Ahmed participated in the 5-day conference, according to a BGB press release. On the other hand, a 15-member delegation led by Police Major General Aung Naing Thu represented the Myanmar side. Border tensions caused by the recent internal conflict in Myanmar, airspace violations, combating inter-state terrorism and countering the activities of cross-border criminal gangs and preventing illegal trespassing will be emphasised at the conference. Read more: BGB, BSF agree to cut border killings There will be very effective and fruitful discussions on the repatriation of Rohingyas, forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, to their country, said the release. Besides, various ways of enhancing mutual trust between BGB and BGP, preventing human trafficking and drug smuggling will be discussed. The Bangladesh delegation is scheduled to return to Dhaka on November 28 after the conference.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has said it seized goods, including arms and drugs, worth Tk98.05 crore in October. The seized items include 573,393 yaba pills, 2.120kg crystal meth, 13,670 bottles of Phensedyl, 20,227 bottles of foreign liquor, 120 litres of local liquor, 3,815 cans of beer, 2,214kg hemp, 527g heroin, 44,237 stimulant injections, 7,229 Eskuf syrups, and 1,605 bottles of MkDil/Cofidil, Shariful Islam, public relations officer of the BGB headquarters, said Wednesday. Read more: BGB seizes smuggled goods worth Tk 132 crore in May Also, 27.829kg gold, 24.489kg silver, 1,45,977 cosmetics, 5,702 imitation jewellery, 12,364 sarees, 5,323 three-piece sets, blankets and shirt pieces; 2,870 pieces of readymade garments, 3,564 cubic feet of timber, 4,709kg tea leaves, 35,250kg coal, one touchstone idol, 81 motorcycles, 7 trucks/covered vans, 10 pickup vans, 19 CNG and battery-run auto-rickshaws, and a car were also seized. The seized arms include four pistols, three guns, 29 rounds of bullets, and four magazines. Also, legal action was taken against 229 smugglers, 119 Bangladesh nationals and 11 Indian nationals for illegally crossing the border, Shariful said. Read more: BGB seizes drugs worth Tk 13.5cr in Cox's Bazar
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) claimed to have arrested a man with 58 gold bars worth over Tk6.6 crore from Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga Thursday. The arrestee is Rakibul Islam, 38, of the upazila, Lieutenant Colonel Shah Md Ishtiaq, commanding officer BGB-6, said. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB conducted a drive in the Nastipur border area and detained Rakibul with a motorbike. Read: 2 held with 10 gold bars in Jashore Later, 58 gold bars weighing around 10kg, kept inside the air filter of the motorbike, were seized, Ishtiaq said. "Legal action will be taken against the detainee."
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Saturday claimed to have detained a man with 30 gold bars worth over Tk 2.53 crore at Benapole border in Sharsha upazila of Jashore district. The detainee has been identified as Asiqur Rahman, 36, son of Abdur Razzak of Balunda village in Benapole. Tipped off, a team of BGB-21 conducted a drive in the Goga area and detained Ashiqur with the gold bars while he was about to sneak into India in the afternoon, said commanding officer of BGB-21, Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Ahmed. Also read: 2 held with 10 gold bars in Jashore The market value of the seized gold bars is Tk 2.53 crore. "He has been handed over to Sharsha police," the commanding officer said. Also read: Jashore: 'Gold smuggler' killed in clash with cops, 2 others held
A Bangladeshi teenager has been shot dead and another injured, reportedly by Indian Border Security Force (BSF), near the border in Sadar upazila of Dinajpur, authorities said today (September 8, 2022). The deceased was identified as Minar, 17, son of Jahangir Hossain of Askorpurup union. The incident occurred along Dainur border in the upazila last night (September 7, 2022), said Khanpur Union Parishad Chairman Abu Bakar Siddique. Read: BGB-BSF DG-level border conference begins in Dhaka Locals said they heard two to three rounds of gunshots around 10 pm. They found the bullet-hit body in the Haripur Teliapara area of the border this morning, said the UP chairman. The injured Bangladeshi and the body of the teenager are currently under BSF's custody, according to the locals. Read: Kurigram: BSF hands over bodies of two minor siblings Meanwhile, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and BSF are expected to hold a flag meeting today over the incident, according to BSF. Yesterday, a BSF patrol team was performing duties in AOR of BOP Hariharpur 174 Bn RGJ. At about 9:05 pm, they observed about 9-10 Bangladeshi “smugglers” approaching the fence to receive some consignment, BSF added. Read BGB seizes drugs worth Tk 12 crore in Cox's Bazar The patrol team challenged them to stop but the “smugglers” tried to encircle one of the BSF jawans, it claimed. On observing the jawan being surrounded, his colleague threw a stun grenade to disperse the “smugglers” but they did not pay heed and closed in more tightly, BSF said. On seeing the aggression of the “smugglers”, the jawan fired one round of PAG in the air, but they kept closing in, it said. To deescalate the situation, the jawan again fired another round of PAG towards the “smugglers”. Despite several warnings, the “smugglers” apparently tried to capture the jawan and his weapon. Read BGB inaugurates fish fries release program on the occasion of National Fisheries Week-2022 The jawan fired in self defence when the “smugglers” tried to grab his rifle and the bullet directly hit the man who was holding his rifle. He died on the spot, according to BSF. On hearing the sound of firing and seeing their associate getting hit, the other “smugglers” escaped towards the Bangladesh side, it said.
A total of 88 Bangladeshi fishermen along with two fishing trawlers stuck in India returned home on Monday under the initiative of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). As a result of an effective initiative of the BGB, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over 88 Bangladeshi fishermen along with two fishing trawlers named 'FB Shah Amanat' and 'FB Sonar Madina-2' to the BGB, says Public Relations Officer of the BGB headquarters Shariful Islam on Monday evening. The BSF formally handed over the Bangladeshi fishermen along with two fishing trawlers to Neeldumur's Battalion 17 BGB's Riverine Border Guard Company at the middle of Kalindi River on the Bangladesh-India border, which is the jurisdiction of the Kaikhali BOP (border outpost) area on Monday evening. Read: Indian Coast Guard hands over 32 Bangladeshi fishermen It is to be noted that in the middle of February this year, due to thick fog, these 88 Bangladeshi fishermen inadvertently entered the Indian waters of the Bay of Bengal with the two fishing trawlers, and the Indian Coast Guard detained them and sent them to the Baruipur Central Correctional facility in Kolkata. Later, after all the legal processes, they returned to their homeland on Monday (today).