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City polls: BGB starts patrolling Dhaka

  • Published at 03:08 pm January 30th, 2020
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Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members patrolling Motijheel area in Dhaka on Thursday, January 30, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

A total of 65 platoons of BGB men have been deployed in Dhaka North and South City Corporations areas

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have started patrolling in Dhaka city ahead of the city corporation elections scheduled to be held on February 1.

A total of 65 platoons of BGB men have been deployed in Dhaka North and South City Corporations areas to avoid any untoward incident, BSS reported quoting BGB Public Relations Officer Shariful Islam on Thursday.

The BGB personnel will continue to patrol the city till February 2, the BGB officer said, adding two platoons of BGB forces will remain on alert per ward and 10 platoons will remain ready as reserved forces.

Election commission sources said along with BGB, around fifty thousand members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), police and Ansar will also be deployed around Dhaka soon.