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04:08 PM, March 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:29 PM, March 03, 2019

Bangladesh hands over ‘detained’ Myanmar army man

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) handed over a member of Myanmar Army to Myanmar today, 39 days after he was “detained” along the border in Bandarban on January 24, an official of the Bangladeshi paramilitary force has said.

Aung Bo Thin was handed over to the Myanmar Army on Bangladesh-Myanmar Friendship Bridge at Ghumdum point along the border in Naikhangchhari upazila at 12:05pm, BGB battalion- 34 Commander Lt Col Ali Haider Azad Ahmed told a press briefing.

During the hand-over ceremony, BGB battalion-11 Director Lt Col Mohammad Asaduzzaman led the BGB delegation while Sector-1 Commander Brigadier General Ming Tang led the Myanmar’s Border Guard Police delegation.

The member of LIB-287 Battalion of Myanmar Army was “detained” on charge of intruding into Bangladesh through Bandarban’s Bhallukkhaiya border on January 24.

He was in Myanmar army clothes when he was “detained” along the Bhallukkhaiya border on January 24, our correspondent quoted the BGB official as saying.

During a primary interrogation, he admitted that he is member of LIB-287 Battalion of Myanmar Army. He was then on duty in Rakhine state’s Bandula camp-50.

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