BDR chief to get command structure restored first
Newly appointed BDR Director General Brig Gen Moinul Hossain yesterday said their immediate task would be to 'regain the command structure' of the paramilitary force.
"Steps are being taken to restore morale and discipline among the ranks," he told reporters after a meeting of the six-member probe body that began investigation yesterday into the bloody mutiny at the BDR headquarters at Pilkhana.
Initiatives have already been taken to boost confidence of the paramilitary force but it will take some time, he said.
The DG of BDR also assured that all the country's borders are secure.
Moinul, also a member of the committee, said they would question everyone suspected of perpetrating the carnage and also the survivors as part of investigation.
Besides, the BDR men detained while trying to flee the BDR headquarters and the residents around it would also be questioned, he added.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Sahara Khatun, who leads the probe body, yesterday hoped that they would be able to submit report within a week.
After the meeting, the committee members visited the BDR headquarters and asked police officials to preserve all evidence for proper investigation.
"All evidence must be preserved for the sake of investigation," said Sahara pointing at a bullet-ridden car of slain BDR chief Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed.
The committee yesterday discussed the details to get to the bottom of the mutiny. It will sit again today at the home minister's office.