Bangladesh Army seen on Indo-Bangla border: BSF
Bangladesh Army troopers were today spotted at a few places along the Indo-Bangla border as there are reports of mutiny in the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) spreading outside Dhaka, a top BSF official said.Updated: Feb 26, 2009 13:37 IST
Bangladesh Army troopers were on Thursday spotted at a few places along the Indo-Bangla border as there are reports of mutiny in the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) spreading outside Dhaka, a top BSF official said.
Bangladesh Army personnel have been seen in areas like Netrakona, Mymensingh and some other places bordering Meghalaya and Assam, the official, who has been taking stock of the situation on the borders, told PTI.
The BSF has observed that BDR personnel have apparently pulled out of their regular patrol and surveillance activity following the rebellion in the forces' headquarters in Dhaka, which is feared to have left more than 50 officers dead and was spreading to other areas.
"BDR personnel have not been spotted along the borders. Our personnel have not observed the routine patrolling parties of BDR nor the personnel since noon yesterday," the official said.
The official indicated that BDR personnel might have been confined to their camps.
Fearing repercussion along the international border, BSF has asked its troops not to get provoked by any situation arising out of the clash, even as maximum alert was sounded along the Indo-Bangla border in North East.
First Published: Feb 26, 2009 13:32 IST