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BGB-BSF agree on stopping border killing

RAJSHAHI, May 16, 2017 (BSS) - A sector commander level flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India here on Saturday reached a consensus on peaceful coexistence along border.

The border forces of the two countries discussed and devised ways and means on how to stop drugs trafficking, border killing and illegal cross border intrusions.

The two-hour meeting was held at Meerganj BGB outpost under Charghat upazila of the district.

A 21-member BGB team headed by Rajshahi Sector Commander Col. Gazi Muhammad Sazzad and the 20-member Indian BSF team headed by Berhampur Sector DIG UC Hazarika attended the meeting.

The staff officers and battalion commanders of both sides were also present in the meeting.

During the meeting, both sides agreed to solve the existing border problems between the two countries. They also stressed the need for checking smuggling, women-children trafficking and illegal entering from both the countries.

Second-in-Command of 1 BGB Battalion Major Nazim Uddin told journalists that the meeting was held in a congenial atmosphere. Controlling of drug peddling and stoppage of killing along the border got top priorities in the discussion.

The meeting put emphasis on stopping killing of Bangladeshi nationals on the frontiers, stoppage of physical torture on Bangladeshis by BSF, checking of smuggling and drug trafficking and illegal trespassing.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)