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Bangladesh-India held meeting over killing of two Bangladesh soldiers


Rajshahi (Bangladesh) : An emergency Sector Commander level flag meeting between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) was held Friday on Roghunathpur frontier in Shibganj of Chapainawabganj district after the killing of two BDR soldiers Thursday midnight.

The meeting took place adjacent to border pillar No. 4/4 from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the wake of killing of the BDR personnel — Havilder Hannan, 52, and Lance Nayek Krisna, 38, of Raghunathpuu BDR outpost.

Talking to BSS over telephone BDR, Rajshahi Sector Commander Colonel Iqbal, who led the Bangladesh side, said his counterpart at the meeting, DIG Sidhu of Berhampur BSF sector expressed regret over their ignorance about the killing.

In the meeting, Col Iqbal said, “We have placed the statement that a BSF patrol party intruded into the Bangladesh territory and shot dead two BDR men without any provocation.”

He said we asked the Indian team to agree with a joint investigation into the incident and a press conference if they had any doubt about the BSF attack. But, the BSF side didn’t respond to the proposal. However, the BSF agreed to work with the BDR for maintaining a peaceful border in future.

Meanwhile, the BRD held a press briefing at its Chapainawabganj Battalion Headquarters tonight. In the briefing, the detained Indian civilian-Tajamul, hailed from Malda district, narrated the BSF’s firing incident.

Tajamul, who was with the BSF soldiers on a boat that entered the Bangladesh territory during the attack, said two of the BDR soldiers on their patrol boat died when the BSF opened fire after being challenged by the Bangladeshi boarder guards. He said the BSF intruded into Bangladesh with two boats.

The Indian citizen further said the BSF troops left the scene by a speedboat abandoning one of their engine-run boat inside Bangladesh after nearly half an hour gunfight that erupted with BDR retaliation.

Bangladesh Friday condemned the killing of its two personnel of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and considered the incident most serious.

In a statement here, a Foreign Office spokesman while commenting on the incident said, “We understand that the BDR authorities are taking up the matter with their Indian counterparts.”

“At present, we are waiting for the detailed reports of the situation”, the spokesperson also said.