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BGB asked to be patient: Law Minister in Parliament

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Law Minister Anisul Haque said that the BGB has been ordered to be patient in the death of two people in a mortar shell in Mirmar on the Bangladesh border. He said this in response to a question from opposition chief whip Mujibul Haque Chunnu in Parliament in the absence of the Home Minister during the National Parliament session on Monday.

The law minister said that the government is closely monitoring the incidents of mortar shell killings. Appropriate action will be taken in this regard.

Anisul Haque said, ‘BGB has been instructed to be patient. Arrangements have been made to close schools on the border. One of us died in mortar shelling and one of them died. It is correct and Bangladesh is monitoring this situation very closely.’

Stating that members of the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) who fled to Bangladesh have been kept in some schools, the Law Minister said, ‘Those who are injured among them are being treated.’

The law minister also said that the fleeing BGP members will be sent back after discussing with the Myanmar government.

A Bangladeshi woman and a Rohingya were killed by a mortar shell fired from Myanmar on Monday afternoon. The incident took place in Jalpaitli village of Ghumdhum border.

At the time of the incident, Hosne Ara Begum was giving lunch to Rohingya workers working in her house. The identity of the Rohingya man killed is not known.

Immediately after this incident, the locals are running away from the border to safe shelter. Meanwhile, another 11 border guards of Myanmar have taken refuge in Bangladesh. A total of 106 people took refuge with this.

According to RAB, this border has become more dangerous after the death of two people in Myanmar’s mortar shelling.

Myanmar’s armed insurgents have stepped up attacks along the Bangladesh border for weeks. Three Bangladeshis were injured at Tambru border on Sunday.


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