Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)
14th anniversary of Pilkhana carnage tomorrow
The 14th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at the Pilkhana BDR (now BGB) headquarters in the capital will be observed on Saturday. A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the carnage beginning on this day in 2009. Read more: Bangladesh peacekeeper dies in Congo Marking the day, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will organize Quran Khawani, doa, and milad mahfil, said a BGB press release. Floral wreaths will be placed at the graves of the slain army officers at the Military Graveyard in the capital's Banani at around 9 am by the representatives of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. To mark the day, all Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) installations will have the BGB flag at half-mast and all BGB members will wear black badges. Besides, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, chiefs of the three services -- Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan -- Director General of BGB Major General Md Shafeenul Islam and the family members of the slain officers will also pay their tributes to the slain Army officers. On February 25, 2009, several hundred Bangladesh Rifles (now BGB) men rose up in 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 finally ended the following day (Feb 26) 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.
2 held with gold bars worth Tk6.52 crore in Benapole
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Wednesday said they detained two people with 70 gold bars worth Tk6.52 crore from the Kaira border area in Benapole. The detainees are Md Shafiqul Islam, 29, of Benapole and Md Hannan, 34, of Chandpur. Read more: 2 held with 20 gold bars in Chattogram’s Sitakunda Tipped off, a team of BGB-21 intercepted a car while it was trying to cross the border in the Panch Kaira Ambagan area this evening, Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Rahman, commanding officer of BGB-21, said. Later, the BGB men seized the gold bars from the car and detained the duo, he said. "Legal actions will be taken against the detainees."
‘Drug trader’ held with 30,000 Yaba pills
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members detained a suspected drug trader along with 30,000 Yaba pills from Baroitoli area in Teknaf upazila on Monday night. The arrestee is Sirajul Islam, 25, son of Mohammad Shah of Baroitoli village in the upazila. Read more: Smuggled drugs, other goods worth over Tk 1,565 cr seized in 2022: BGB Tipped-off, a special patrol team of BGB-2 conducted a drive at Sirajul's house and detained him along with the Yaba pills, said Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar, commanding officer of BGB-2 Battalion. During the drive, two mobile handsets and Tk 5,000 were recovered from the possession of the arrestee. Read more: BGB seizes drugs worth Tk5.6cr in Cox's Bazar Sirajul was handed over to Teknaf Model Police Station, he added.
Gold worth over Tk 8.5cr seized in Chuadanga, Jhenaidah; one detained
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members seized 91 gold bars weighing 11.73 kg from Chuadanga and Jhenaidah districts on Tuesday. Tipped off, a team of BGB conducted a drive in Darshana Thana in Jhenaidah on Tuesday and detained a man while he was taking six gold bars to Jibannagar upazila, said Mohammad Saiful Islam, assistant director of BGB-58 battalion. Read more: 9 gold bars seized in Benapole The detainee is Abdus Shukur,35, son of Tabir Rahman of Nutanpara village of Chuadanga's Jibannagar upazila. Later, the gold bars worth around Tk 51 lakh were recovered from his possesion, the officer said. A case will be filed against the detainee, he said adding that the gold bars will be handed over to Darshana police. In Jhenaidah, a special patrol team of Jadavpur BOP under Maheshpur Battalion conducted an operation in Gopalpur village in Maheshpur upazila. Read more: 80 gold bars seized from Jashore border During the drive, 85 gold bars weighing 11.390 kg were recovered by digging soil in a banana orchard. The seized gold worth over Tk 8 crore will be deposited at the Jhenaidah Treasury Office after filing a case at Maheshpur Police Station, said Saiful Islam.
Navy lift Bangabandhu 7th President Cup Fencing Championship title
Bangladesh Navy have lifted the Bangabandhu 7th President Cup Fencing Championship title, winning six gold medals, as many silver medals and three bronze medals. Ansar-VDP became the first runners-up and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) the second runners-up. The closing ceremony and prize distribution programme of the fencing championship was held on Saturday at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in Dhaka's Mirpur. Planning Minister MA Mannan attended the programme as the chief guest. Mesbah Uddin, secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Lieutenant General Mainul Islam (retired), vice-president of the Bangladesh Olympic Association, were present as special guests. It was presided over by the Bangladesh Fencing Federation (BFF) President Shoeb Chowdhury. BFF General Secretary Selim Omrao Khan delivered the welcome speech. He sought Bangladesh Olympic Association's cooperation for the further advancement of fencing. Read more: 13th SA Games: Weightlifting, fencing bring more glory for Bangladesh
2 held with 10 gold bars in Jashore
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) today (September 7, 2022) detained two men with 10 gold bars weighing 1.166 kg from Putkhali border of Jashore. The detainees were Md Habibur Rahman, 29, and Md aktarul Islam, 25, resident of Jashore. Read: Man held with 17 gold bars in Jashore Tipped off that gold bars were being smuggled to India from Jashore, a team of BGB-21 conducted a drive and detained the duo with the gold bars worth Tk 86.20 lakh from the border at noon, said battalion commander Lt Col Tanveer Rahman. Legal action will be taken in this regard, said the officer.
Smuggled goods worth Tk 137 crore seized in July
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members seized smuggled goods, ammunition and drugs worth around Tk 137 crore in different drives in July. The drugs seized by BGB included 11,00,262 Yaba pills, 12.4 Kgs of Crystal Meth (Ice), 3.1 kgs of heroin, 2,538 kgs of hemp, 31,174 bottles of Phensedyl, 14,633 bottles of foreign liquor, 344 liters of local liquor, 4,721 cans of beer, 4,16,301 packets of cigarettes, 536 kgs of tobacco leaves, 19,272 injections, 6,714 bottles of Eascof syrup, 1,000 bottles of Macdil Syrup, 16,695 Sanagra tablets and 5,08,214 other tablets, said a press release. Read: BGB-BSF DG-level border conference begins in Dhaka Besides, 582 kgs of gold, 26 kgs of silver, 1,75,646 cosmetics items, 3,814 imitation jewelleries, 10,076 Sarees, 1,397 other clothing items, 1,092 pieces of readymade garment items, 1,027 cubic feet of timber, 8,359 kgs of tea leaves, 1,31,700 kgs of coal, 441 kgs of fishing nets, 15 touchstone idols, five trucks and covered vans, five private cars and microbuses, six pick up vans, 32 CNG-run auto-rickshaws and easy bikes and 70 motorcycles were among the seized goods. BGB also seized 24 weapons, five magazines, 28 rounds of bullets, 1 portal shell, 1 rifle barrel and 31 empty bullet shells. Besides, legal action has been taken against 260 smugglers, 362 Bangladeshi citizens and 23 Indian citizens for crossing the border illegally during this period, said Md Shariful Islam, public relations officer of BGB headquarters.
2 held with crystal meth, yaba worth Tk5.91 crore in Cox's Bazar
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Friday claimed to have arrested two men from Cox's Bazar's Teknaf on charges of smuggling yaba pills and crystal meth worth around Tk5.91 crore from Myanmar to here. BGB Battalion-2 conducted a drive on the banks of the River Naf River near Hnila BOP of the upazila and detained Riaz Uddin, 20, and Saddam Hossain, 19. Read: Cox's Bazar man held with crystal meth, yaba pills worth Tk5.57 crore Around 1.063 kg of crystal meth and 20,000 yaba pills, a boat, and illegal fishing nets were recovered from the possession of the duo, Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-2, told UNB. The detainees were later handed over to Teknaf Model Police Station, he added.
Over 1kg crystal meth seized in Cox’s Bazar
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday claimed to have seized over 1 kg of crystal methamphetamine, 143 bottles of liquor and 50kg of nets in separate drives across Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Tipped off, a team of BGB-2 intercepted a boat in which two smugglers from Myanmar were heading towards Jaliar Dwip around 1am, said Commander of Teknaf Battalion-2, Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar. Also read:BGB recover drugs worth Tk 335 crore including yaba, crystal meth since January The smugglers, however, jumped into the Naf river and managed to escape. Later, the BGB men seized 1.056 kg of crystal meth and 50 kg of nets worth Tk 5.28 crore from the boat. In another drive in Karingaghona, when a team of BGB-Teknaf Battalion challenged 6-7 smugglers carrying sacks to a nearby village in the small hours of Thursday. Though the smugglers managed to escape, they left the sacks behind. The BGB men found 143 bottles of illicit liquor worth Tk 2.14 lakh in the sacks.
Over 2 kg Crystal Meth seized in Cox’s Bazar
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Monday seized 2.119 kg crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and 118 bottles of liquor in separate drives at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar. Tipped off, a team of BGB-2 challenged two smugglers coming from Myanmar at Keora near Domdomia BOP around 4am, said Commander of Teknaf Battalion-2 Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar. Also read:Rohingya man held with 1.06kg crystal meth in Cox’s Bazar Sensing danger, the smugglers left the drugs and fled the scene immediately. Later, the BGB men seized 1.056 kg of crystal meth worth Tk 5.28 crore. In another drive at Shah Porir Dwip, when a team of BGB-2 challenged 2-3 smugglers coming from Myanmar by a boat trough the Naf River around 3am the smugglers jumped into the river and managed to escape. Later, the BGB men seized 1.063 kg crystal meth and 118 bottles of toxic liquor worth Tk 5.33 crore from the boat. Also read:BGB recover drugs worth Tk 335 crore including yaba, crystal meth since January However, the BGB men couldn’t arrest anyone during the drives.