Do not kill trespassers, prosecute them, BGB tells BSF

DG of BGB Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed

Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh Major General Aziz Ahmed Wednesday said Bangladesh expects that Indian Border Security Force brings down killing trespassers to zero and that instead they prosecute the intruders.
In a press conference in the BGB headquarters its chief also claimed that relations between BSF and BGB had improved after he took charge as the DG of BGB some six months ago.
‘However, relations with Nasaka, the Myanmar’s border patrolling force have not improved as expected. This is because of language barrier,’ Major General Aziz said.
‘We have been requesting BSF not to kill the trespassers. Rather, the people be brought to justice through prosecution,’ he told a journalist.
In his second appearance before the journalists, Major General Aziz said Bangladesh will be constructing a 935-km road from Panchagarh to Mildumur along the border to enhance patrolling. The construction will be completed in 3 years, he said.
He said from January 2009 through May 2013, a total of 214 people were killed in border firing by BSF while some 323 were injured.
A total of 2,220 flag meetings were held with BSF and Nasaka from January through May (2013) to resolve various disputes and discuss bilateral border issues, the BGB head said.
Since 2011 till June 11 this year, some 2,857 Rohingya people have been pushed back.
From January 2009 till 18 June this year, BGB have detained 581 Indian citizens including 18 BSF personnel from border points while BSF detained 1,506 Bangladeshi citizens.

Source: New Age