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Excessive force not answer to violence: Amnesty

Excessive force not answer to violence: Amnesty

Amnesty International has condemned Bangladesh government’s move to use “excessive police force” tackling ongoing violence during the BNP-led 20-party alliance blockade. The global rights watchdog also has called upon the BNP to “exhort their members and supporters to stop politically-motivated criminal acts” in a report published yesterday. Pulling up reference to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s...

BGB chief reiterates threat to use firearms

BGB chief reiterates threat to use firearms

Chief of the paramilitary force Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed, today reiterated the warning to use firearms to counter subversive activities during the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s prevailing spell of countrywide blockade. “We will try our best to protect the lives and properties of the people. If we are attacked, we will...

They're talking like politicians

The BNP-led 20-party alliance yesterday criticised the chiefs of police, Rab and BGB for their “audacious” comments and said they would have been brought to book if a government by the people were in place. While exchanging views at Mithapukur in Rangpur on Friday, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque came down heavily on BNP chief Khaled Zia for “making the mistake” of not taking part in the January 5, 2014 election. He lambasted the alliance saying it had seized...

1 lakh yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

1 lakh yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

The paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized around 1 lakh pieces of yaba from Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar early today. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of BGB conducted a drive on the Naaf river in Golarchar area around 2:00am and challenged a boat carrying yaba smugglers. Sensing danger, the smugglers shots two bullets...

33kg gunpowder seized in Chapainawabganj

33kg gunpowder seized in Chapainawabganj

The paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) today seized 33 kilogrammes of gunpowder from a bordering village in Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila. A team of the paramilitary force chased two persons in Johorpurtak area, some 500 yards away from border, when they were returning from India around 8:00am, our Chapainawabganj correspondent reports quoting Bazlul Haque, commanding...

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How long must this go on?

Fifteen injured and five dead including a child, screamed a headline. Burnt to death, thanks to the hurling of a petrol bomb on a moving bus in Rangpur, which was in a convoy escorted by police and Border Guards (BGB). The blockade being enforced by the 20-party alliance whose primary weapon of choice is the Molotov cocktail thrown at will at moving targets like vehicles on roads and highways is a reality on the ground. With this incident, 190...

BGB to use lethal arms if attacked

BGB to use lethal arms if attacked

Chief of Border Guard Bangladesh Maj Gen Abdul Aziz yesterday said the paramilitary force deployed to maintain law and order would use “lethal weapons” if the force and the people came under attack. His warning came following widespread violence in the ongoing countrywide blockade enforced by the BNP-led alliance to realise their demand for...

Govt directs lawmen to suppress people: BNP

Govt directs lawmen to suppress people: BNP

Law enforcers under the government’s order to kill are active in the north to squash BNP-led 20-party alliance’s ongoing movement, a spokesman of the party alleged today.  “The joint forces of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and police are carrying out atrocities in some areas of Chapainawabganj,” said Ruhul Kabir...

BGB to use firearms on petrol bomb carriers

BGB to use firearms on petrol bomb carriers

The paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has decided to use firearms on petrol bomb carriers on sight with the number of lives lost in political violence, especially in arson attacks, rising everyday. “BGB men will injure one person carrying petrol bombs to save many who might suffer burn injuries once the attack is made....

Violence on 4th Day of Blockade

Jubo League man killed, 50 injured

Jubo League man killed, 50 injured

Yet another man was killed on Thursday night, raising the death toll to eight in political violence since Sunday, the first anniversary of the controversial January 5 parliamentary polls. The fourth day of the nationwide blockade, enforced by the BNP-led combine, saw violent clashes in which around 50 people were injured, at least 19...

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