Friday, 9 July 2010

BDR-BSF accord to check border crimes

Our Correspondent, Satkhira

Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday agreed to contain cross border crimes and other related issues through talks.

Border guards of two neighbouring countries reached at an agreement at a battalion commander level meeting held at Taki Camp in India yesterday.

Matters relating to killing and kidnapping innocent Bangladeshi nationals, smuggling of arms, explosives and drugs, cross border trafficking of women and children, insurgency, other criminal activities and confidence building measures came up during discussion.

During meeting, BDR alleged that BSF men kill Bangladeshi cattle traders along border areas off and on instead of arrest.

However, BSF officials showed positive attitude in resolving disputes through talks by holding flag meeting, a BDR official said.

Officials of both the border guards of Bangladesh and India agreed to resolve major disputes through discussion and by taking necessary measures on time.

Commanding Officer Lt Col Iqbal Azim of BDR 41 Rifles Battalion at Satkhira and BSF 18 Battalion Commanding Officer Ananta Singh led their respective teams.

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