BGB troops deployed

Staff Correspondent

28 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Paramilitary BGB troops have been deployed in different parts of the country to assist civil administration.

Lieutenant Colonel Faizur Rahman, director (operations) of the BGB, said BGB troops were deployed on Saturday on the Home Ministry’s order to assist civil administrations.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel were found patrolling streets in different districts amid protests.

A tense situation was prevailing in several parts of the country over the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bangladesh.

Modi arrived on Friday on a two-day visit to join the celebrations of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Earlier, on Friday, a clash between Hefazat supporters and police left four people dead and at least 15 others injured at Hathazari in Chattogram.

The clash took place when police opened fire after a group of protesters

attacked a Hathazari police station compound and local land office and set fire to a vehicle on Friday.

Besides this, a clash also took place in capital Dhaka between Muslim devotees and police in Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area, leaving at least 50 people, including several journalists, injured.

Later, Herfazat-e-Islam called a daylong countrywide hartal for today in protest against the killing of four supporters.