BGB handed over 330 Myanmar nationals including BGP

who took refuge in BangladeshRecently, Border Guard Bangladesh has handed over 330 Myanmar citizens, including BGP members who fled to Bangladesh due to the ongoing conflict between various forces of the junta government and their armed rebel groups, to the Border Guard Police (BGP)(BGB).Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) under overall supervision of Cox’s Bazar Region of BGB today morning 302 BGP members, 04 BGP family members, 02 army members, 18 immigration members and 04 civilians including 330 people who took shelter in Bangladesh. Citizens of MyanmarThe border guarding force of that country handed over to the BGP.BGB Director General Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, OSP, BSP, SUP, NDC, PSC, M Phil (Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, OSP, BSP, SUP, ndc, psc, M Phil) and Myanmar Ambassador Aung Kyaw Moe were present in Bangladesh. .

According to the decision of the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 11, 2024, BGB was instructed to repatriate 330 members including BGP to Myanmar. In this regard, under the leadership of Colonel Mehdi Hossain Kabir, the sector commander of Ramu sector of BGB, representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the captain of Cox’s Bazar Battalion (34 BGB), the captain of Teknaf Battalion (2 BGB) and Cox’s BazarA transfer committee consisting of 07 members was constituted comprising the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of PoliceThe said committee quickly communicated and coordinated with the concerned authorities of Myanmar and completed all the processes of repatriation of BGP and other members who took refuge in Bangladesh to Myanmar. Following this, this morning, a 05-member BGP delegation led by Myanmar Border Guard Police Colonel Myo Thura Naung arrived at the Navy jetty at Inani in Cox’s Bazar and took 330 Myanmar citizens who had taken refuge in Bangladesh from the BGB and took them to Myanmar.

It should be noted that for a long time there has been a conflict between various forces of the junta government and their armed rebel group Arakan Army inside Myanmar. Most recently, the impact of this internal conflict in Myanmar also reached the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. In continuation of this, since 04 February 2024, Myanmar’s armed rebel group Arakan Army attacked the Tumbru Right and Left camp of BGP, opposite the border of Tumbru, Ghumdhum and Baishphandi in Naikxyongchari Upazila of Bandarban. At the same time, shootings and clashes also took place in Kaichingrong, Maidu, Guduchhara and Mongdu areas opposite the border of Balukhali, Palongkhali and Teknaf upazila in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar. As a result, BGP, army, police, immigration and civilian members of Myanmar fled in fear of their lives and crossed the border and surrendered to BGB with weapons. Hon’ble Prime Minister instructed BGB to be patient and deal with the situation maintaining international relations. Pursuant to the directives of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the BGB completely disarmed the members who fled Myanmar and took refuge in Bangladesh and provided them with safe haven. Among them, 09 BGP members who were seriously injured due to gunshots were treated at Chittagong Medical College Hospital and Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital under the supervision of BGB