BGB, BSF agree on stopping border crimes

16th June, 2019 10:43:49 printer

RAJSHAHI: A battalion commander level flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India on Sunday reached a consensus on peaceful coexistence along border through stopping all sorts of crimes, reports BSS.

The border forces of the two countries discussed on how to stop drugs trafficking, border killings and illegal cross border intrusions. The two-hour meeting was held in Atroshia BSF camp area opposite to Bakchar BGB Border Outpost in Chapainawab-gonj district.

A 13-member BGB team headed by 53 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Col Sazzad Sarwar and the 15-member Indian BSF team headed by 35 BSF Battalion Comman-dant Rajesh Kumar attended the meeting. Other officials concerned of both sides were also present at the meeting.

During the meeting, both sides agreed to solve the existing border problems between the two countries.

Lt Col Sazzad Sarwar told journalists that the meeting was held in a congenial atmosphere. The meeting put emphasis on stopping killing of Bangladeshi nationals on the frontiers, stoppage of physical torture on Bangladeshis by BSF, checking of smuggling and drug trafficking and illegal trespassing.

“Both forces agreed to work jointly to resolve all border-related issues,” Lt Col Sazzad added.