BGB-BSF agree on stopping border crimes

RAJSHAHI, Aug 28, 2019 (BSS)- A battalion commander level flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India today reached a consensus on peaceful coexistence along border through stopping all sorts of crimes.
The border forces of the two neighbouring countries discussed and devised ways and means on how to stop drugs trafficking, border killings and illegal cross border intrusions.
The two-hour meeting was held in Meergonj BGB camp area under Bagha upazila in the district.
A 10-member BGB team headed by 1 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Col Ferdous Ziauddin Mahmud and the 10-member Indian BSF team headed by 43 BSF Battalion Commandant Ratikanta Thakur 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. They also stressed the need for checking smuggling, women-children trafficking and illegal trespassing from both the countries.
Lt Col Ziauddin Mahmud 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 Mahmud added.

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