Govt to deploy BGB men in 22 districts

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Rozina Islam | Jan 12, 2015

The government has decided to deploy 59 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh in 22 districts.
Home ministry issued a directive in this regard through a letter on Monday, signed by the ministry’s deputy secretary of its political wing, Habibur Rahman.
The government has decided to deploy the force in various districts to maintain law and order and ensure security for the people’s life and property in the districts, the letter added.
Deputy commissioners of the various districts requested the government to provide BGB members during the BNP-led 20-party blockade.
State minister for home affairs told Prothom Alo that a directive has been issued to deploy law enforcers, including BGB and Ansar, across the country as per the local administrations’ demands.
Besides, a ‘standing order’ has been issued in this regard to ensure supply of law enforcers to the local administration, state minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal added.
The state minister said the demand notes from the DCs will be considered. Government will provide with security wherever required. Government is well aware, nothing to worry about.
Home ministry sources said the government decided to allocate Tk 13 crore for deploying additional 8328 Ansar members for the rail department for 45 days.
Today, the Archeological Department wanted 120 Ansar personnel for the museums at Lalbagh Forte, Mahasthangarh, Paharpur, Maynamoti, Bagerhat, Khulna and Shilaidah Kuthibri.
Besides, a total of Tk 35 lakh has been sought for providing fuel to BGB’s patrol cars.