July 05, 2009

BDR chief vows to crack down on terrorism

MALDA, 2 JULY: The director general, Bangladesh Rifles, Major General Md. Moinul Islam today said that the BDR would curb any terrorist activity in Bangladesh. Interacting with Mr DS Sidhu, deputy inspector-general, Border Security Force, Berhampur sector and other BSF officials at the Mehadipur border outpost in Malda district today Mr Islam claimed the meeting was “a courtesy visit”, aimed at improving relation and co-ordination between the BDR and the BSF in the region.

Speaking to media, the BDR top brass said that the new Bangladesh government under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced the government would not allow extremists and terrorists to use the Bangladesh soil. “We are alert to keep away terrorism and terrorists from Bangladesh. We intercepted a group of terrorists in Bangladesh recently which had come from Mumbai,” Mr Islam claimed.

Commenting that the BDR and BSF shared good relations at present he added: “We need more interaction and more exchange of views between the two forces to guard the border peacefully. There is no tension between the two countries on border issues and there is no major source of worry either.”

According to him, a DG level meeting between the two forces would soon be held in Dhaka. ;SNS

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