BGB hands over two Myanmar soldiers to BGP

Sun Online Desk

17th July, 2015 06:33:46 printer

BGB hands over two Myanmar soldiers to BGP

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) handed over two members of Myanmar army, who were rescued near the Bangladesh-Myanmar-India border in Bandarban district on Tuesday, to Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) on Friday, reports UNB.


BGB handed over the soldiers to BGP in a short flag meeting held at Mytri Bridge of Ghungdum Border area around 11:40am.


A five-member BGB team led by BGB battalion-17 commanding officer Lt Col Robiul Islam attended the flag meeting on behalf of Bangladesh.


The meeting lasted for 10 to 12 minutes.


Major Amir of BGB’s Cox’s Bazar Sector HQ confirmed this to UNB.


Earlier on Tuesday, BGB rescued the two members of Myanmar Army, who were reportedly abducted by separatists of the neighboring country, from the tri-junction area along Bangladesh-Myanmar-India border in Bandarban.


BGB Deputy Director General Colonel Khandaker Farid Hossain said in a press briefing on Wednesday that the BGB members had been on a special drive in the tri-junction area along the border of the three countries in Bandarban on Tuesday.

During the drive, they found two Myanmar nationals in a jungle near the main pillar No 67, he said.


While being interrogated, the rescued victims identified them as members of Myanmar Army, the BGB official said, adding that they are well now.