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Thakurgaon clash: Home Ministry launches investigation

  • Published at 12:13 pm February 26th, 2019
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A Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official speaking with a local man in Haripur area of Thakurgaon, where two people were killed in a clash between BGB personnel and local residents on Tuesday; February 12, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the committee to determine the cause of the clash

A five-member probe committee, formed by the Home Ministry, has visited Thakurgaon to investigate the cause of a clash between villagers and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).

The probe committee visited Bahrampur village, in Haripur upazila, and held a meeting with villagers; receiving testimonies from witnesses on Monday afternoon.

Public Security Division Joint Secretary (Border) Md Mohsin Chowdhury, also chief of the probe committee, said, on Friday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the committee to determine the cause of the clash.


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The probe committee consists of five top government officials: Public Security Division Joint Secretary (Border) Md Mohsin Chowdhury, Deputy Secretary Zakir Hossain, the BGB director general's representative Lieutenant Col Morshed, National Human Rights Commission member and former senior district judge Nurun Nahar Osmani, and another member, Nazrul Islam.

Md Mohsin Chowdhury said: "The prime minister has ordered necessary actions be taken against the culprits after a proper investigation. Therefore, a report will be submitted to her after speaking to the witnesses and locals."

On February 12, three people, including a Secondary School Certificate examinee, were killed— and at least 16 others injured—after BGB members opened fire during what the paramilitary force claimed was a clash with cattle smugglers.


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Earlier on February 14, BGB filed two cases with Haripur police (Thakurgaon) against more than 250 villagers over the clash.

On February 24, a Thakurgaon court took into cognizance the complaints filed by the families of three victims with the Magistrate Court.