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BGB recovers firearms, ammunition in Chapainawabganj

  • Published at 03:59 pm May 1st, 2019
BGB 59 Battalion recovered firearms and ammunition from border area of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Acting on a tip-off, BGB waited for miscreants near the Telkupi border

Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) has recovered firearms and ammunition from the Telkupi border area of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj.

BGB 59 Battalion recovered the weapons on Tuesday.

They recovered: two foreign pistols, four guns, three magazines, 16 rounds of bullets, and one motorcycle. 

A "gunfight" took place between the BGB and the miscreants but there was no report of anyone being injured.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, Lt Col SM Salauddin, commanding officer of BGB 59 Battalion, said: “Acting on a tip-off, we stood by at the Refugeepara area of the Telkupi border.

Around 11pm, the miscreants entered Bangladesh on a motorcycle. When the BGB confronted them, they dropped everything and ran back into India.”

Subsequently, BGB searched the motorcycle and found the firearms and ammunition. 

“The recovered items have been submitted to Shibganj police staton. We have also filed a case in this regard,” the commanding officer said.