The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel were not seen on regular patrols along the Indo-Bangladesh border on wednesday following their rebellion in Dhaka, a top BSF official said in Shillong.
“Our personnel have not observed the routine patrols by BDR nor the personnel since noon,” the official said.
He said that the BDR personnel might have been confined to their camps, and added, however, that there was no deployment of Bangladesh Army on the borders.
“We have asked our personnel to keep calm and not to be provoked in any situation,” BSF IG (Assam and Meghalaya Fsontier) Prithivi Raj told PTI.
BSF sources said that there was a possibility of the Army taking over the BDR camps on the border and also of BDR men trying to sneak into India to escape prosecution back home.
The IG, however, said the border was calm.
The BSF has sounded a high alert in the border areas and enhanced vigil. “We have instructed the commanders of the battalions to move to the borders and communicate the situation to the frontier headquarters on a regular basis,” Raj said.
He ruled out deployment of additional forces as of now.