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BGB chief: Good relations with BSF helps prevent border killings

  • Published at 11:08 am August 28th, 2018
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BGB Director General Maj Gen Shafeenul Islam visits a border outpost in Rajshahi's Saheb Nagar on Monday Dhaka Tribune

He says the relations will be furthered strengthened

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam has said border killings have reduced significantly, thanks to good relations with the Indian Border Security Force (BSF). 

“Nobody was killed in the border areas, until August, due to the good relations between the border guards of the two neighbouring countries,” he told reporters after visiting a border outpost in Rajshahi’s Saheb Nagar on Monday.

He said only one person was killed inside the Indian territory during this period.

The relations will be furthered strengthened in future, the BGB chief said. 

Shafeenul, who took charge in March, said they have employed a “zero tolerance” policy to curb drug smuggling, as well as the trafficking of women and children. 

BGB Director General Maj Gen Shafeenul Islam visits a border outpost in Rajshahi's Saheb Nagar on Monday <b>Dhaka Tribune</b>

He also stressed the importance fo usingof modern technology to work on these issues. 

The BGB chief said surveillance technologies have been set up in Dinajpur’s Hili and Chapainawabganj’s char areas. 

“This technology will help the response teams to monitor the borderareas and reach there as soon as possible.”  

Replying to a question, Shafeenul said due to a strong monitoring system, border guards have successfully prevented illegal cattle smuggling from India. 

“We have also taken all-out measures to prevent rawhide smuggling.”

He said work is underway to set up border surveillance and coordinate a response team to safeguard the remote border areas in Rajshahi.