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Efforts on to lessen border incidents, says BGB chief

Sherpur: Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Md Abul Hossian, NDC, PSC, said efforts are on to reduce the number of untoward incidents along the long frontier though cooperation with India, reports UNB.

“Some unwanted incidents will remain in the long border areas. But we are trying our level best to reduce untoward incidents here,” the BGB chief said while talking to reporters during an inspection to Nakshi border outpost in Jhinaigati and Baromari border outpost in Nalitabari upazilas on Sunday.

Expressing satisfaction over existing security measures along border, the GB boss hoped that the security will be further strengthened along Bangladesh’s land and riverine frontiers with India and Myanmar when the newly appointed 15,000 personnel join the force.

BGB Mymensingh Sector Commander Colonel Kazi Anirudda, BGB 28 battalion commanding office Lt Col Anisur Rahman, Jhinaigati BOP commander Subedar Md Nazrul Islam accompanied him during the visit.

Three Indian nationals held

with 17 gold bars   

Our correspondent, Jessore

Customs Intelligence officials arrested three Indian citizens along with 17 gold bars worth Tk one crore from international check post of Benapole Port yesterday.

The arrestees were identified as Dhiman Sarker, 38, a resident of Kolkata, Mohesh Lal, 29, a resident of Hugli district of West Bengal and Nitish Singh, 25, a resident of 24 Parganas district of Kolkata.

Abdus Sadek, deputy commissioner of Benapole Customs Intelligence, said based on secret information, a team of customs intelligence conducted a drive there and arrested the trio.

Later, customs officials recovered 17 pieces of gold bars from their possession. A case was filed in this connection.

70kg ‘jatka’ seized in Chandpur

OUR CORRESPONDENT, Chandpur

Members of Coast Guard Bangladesh seized 70 kilograms of ‘jatka’ (Hilsa fry) from a Dhaka bound passenger launch in the Meghna River near Chandpur launch terminal early yesterday.

On secret information, a team led by Lt Sinchon Ahmed, commander of Coast Guard Chandpur station raided Dhaka-bound launch ‘MV Jahid-4’ in the river and seized the jatka, said sources.

Later, the seized 70 kilograms of ‘jatka’ was distributed among orphans.

Tk9 lakh snatched from ‘bkash’ agents  

Jessore: A gang of muggers snatched away Tk 9.40 lakh stabbing a ‘bKash’ agent in Khitibaria rail crossing area of Sadar upazila on Sunday, reports UNB.

Quoting victims, A K M Azmal Huda, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model Police Station, said that a gang of muggers numbering 6/7 obstructed three ‘bKash’ agents - Abu Syed, Narayan Mazumder and Mahbubur Rahman - in the area around 4:00 pm while they were going to their office riding on a motorcycle after collecting Tk 940,500.

At one stage, the muggers snatched away the bike with money from Syed hitting him with sharp weapon.

Narayan Mazumder, executive of Zen International Ltd, an authorised distribution company of bKash of the district, filed a case with the police station at night.

5-taka notes worth Tk 45,000 seized at Benapole

Benapole: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized Bangladeshi five-taka notes worth Tk 45,000 from no-man’s land area in Benapole International Checkpost yesterday, reports UNB.

Being tipped-off, a team of BGB-49 battalion conducted a drive in the area at noon and seized the notes as abandoned condition from a school bag while being smuggled into India, said Lt Col Ariful Haque, commanding officer of the BGB battalion. A case was filed.

Due to high demand by Indian drug addicts, the Bangladeshi two-taka note and five-taka note are smuggled into India. Drug addicts use these notes to roll into a pipe to inhale smoke from Yaba, a powerful addictive stimulant, and heroin.

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