BDR to be BGB from 3rd week of Jan
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) will replace their name with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) officially from the third week of this month.
BDR Director General (DG) Rafiqul Islam yesterday told newsmen that the paramilitary force is legally known as BGB from December 20. “A new flag will be hoisted formally any day of the third week of this month,” he said.
The DG said this after inaugurating a student dormitory for the children of BDR staffs at Lalbagh near Nababganj lane in the city.
Earlier, 45 accused of 24 Rifles Battalion and Rifles Security Unit cross-examined two witnesses while one gave depositions against 17 accused at a BDR special court at BDR Darbar hall in Pilkhana.
The special court-7, headed by BDR DG, adjourned the court proceeding till January 8, 10:00am.
In his depositions, sepoy Abdul Mannan said the accused jawans gave provocative speeches during the mutiny.
“We will bring independence to BDR today. Army should be expelled from the force. Come join with us,” Mannan told, quoting the accused.