Border Security Force (BSF) of India gunned down a Bangladeshi national along the Ator border in Dinajpur Sadar upazila on Tuesday, a day after border guards of the two neighbouring countries pledged cooperation in curbing transnational crimes.
Mozaffar Ali, 32, a cattle trader in the upazila’s Komolpur union, was shot dead by BSF members near Border Pillar 313, when he was bringing in cows from India, Komolpur Union Parishad Md Nuruzzaman told the Dhaka Tribune.
Kotwali police in the district rescued the body and took it to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
On Monday, Border Guard Bangladesh and BSF organized a joint cultural programme at Agartala along the Sonamura-Comilla border in an attempt to enhance mutual trust and cooperation in fighting border-crimes and maintaining peace.
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Addressing the programme, Ganesh Kumar, 145th battalion commandant who led the BSF team, said: “Security forces of both nations have been instructed to work hand-in-hand to curb transnational crimes. We are mutually cooperating to abide by the instructions. Our aim is to maintain peace and combat criminal activities [on the border].”