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Bangladesh army witnesses major reshuffle

world Updated: Jun 03, 2008 16:27 IST

The interim government in Bangladesh has effected a major reshuffle in its army with four top brass being transfered or appointed, according to highly placed sources.

Principal Staff Officer (PSO) of Armed Forces, Division Lieutenant General Masududdin Chowdhury, was on Monday transferred as chief of the National Defence College (NDC).

He had held the crucial command of Nine Infantry Division based in suburban Savar during last year's proclamation of the state of emergency and installation of the current interim government.

Major General Abdul Mubin, the general officer commanding of the 24 infantry division based in northeastern port city of Chittagong, was appointed as the new PSO, media reports here quoted the sources as saying.

While, NDC commandant Lieutenant General Abu Tayab Mohammad Zahirul Alam has been appointed as the new Bangladesh envoy to Australia, the area commander of the northeastern Bogra was transferred to replace Mubin in Chittagong.

The changes came two months after President Iajuddin Ahmed extended the tenure of Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed by an year.