State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has commented that a BGB member was killed in firing by BSF at the Benapole border in Jessore as an isolated incident.
He made this comment in response to a question from journalists after a meeting with India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Prannoy Verma, at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
A BGB member was killed in BSF firing at Benapole border in Jessore. When asked whether there was any discussion with the High Commissioner of India in this regard, the Minister of Shipping said, ‘No. These are not discussed, these are isolated incidents.’
Earlier on Monday, BGB member Mohammad Raishuddin died in an Indian hospital. BGB confirmed the death and explained the incident.
BGB’s Jessore Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Jamil said this in a press release on Monday.
According to the notification, a group of cows from India crossed the smuggling border and entered Bangladesh in the area adjacent to Jelepara post of Dhanyakhola BOP of BGB Jessore Battalion yesterday afternoon at approximately 5:30 pm. When the BGB patrol team on duty challenged them, they tried to run away towards India. At that time, Sepahi Mohammad Raishuddin, a member of the BGB patrol team, got separated from the team due to thick fog while chasing after the smugglers.
Initially, Raishuddin could not be found, but it was later reported by various media that he was injured in BSF firing and is undergoing treatment in a hospital inside India. Immediately after the incident, a flag meeting was held at the battalion commander level and it was learned that soldier Raishuddin died while undergoing treatment in the hospital. A strong diplomatic protest has been sent to the BSF demanding a fair investigation into the matter.
Apart from this, the notification also informed that communication is continuing at all levels regarding the quick return of the body to Bangladesh.