New Age Online
The government deployed Border Guard Bangladesh members in Dhaka on Sunday evening amid simmering tension over counter programmes of the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party over the one year of the January 5, 2014 elections, boycotted by all opposition parties.
The move came after the law enforcers laid siege to siege to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office on Satuday night forcing her to stay inside and Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Sunday morning imposed ban on all rallies in the capital until further order.
Border Guard Bangladesh public relations officer Mohsin Reza told New Age that a number of platoon of border guards were deployed in the city at 6:00pm to assist the police to maintain law and order.
He said that members of the paramilitary force were also put on standby in different districts awaiting orders from the deputy commissioners concerned to assist the law enforcer in case of emergency.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (media and public relations) Masudur Rahman said that border guards were deployed to maintain law and order in the city.
Source: New Age