No terrorist group’s existence found in Bangladesh border: Kamal

DHAKA, Dec 30, 2020 (BSS) – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal
today said existence of no terrorist group was found in the country’s
border areas as per the claim of India.

“Existence of no terrorist group was found in the country’s border
areas as per the India’s list handed over to Bangladesh at the Border
Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) director
general (DG) level conference recently held at Guwahati in India,” he
said.

He stated this replying to questions of journalists after
distributing medals among BGB members at the BGB headquarters.

About the Chittagong Hill Tracts’ ‘armed regional separatist
terrorist groups’ taken shelter in the Indian state of Mizoram, Kamal
simultaneously said that the BSF DG assured of taking necessary
measures against the terrorists hideouts (if any) as per the list
handed over by BGB to BSF at the conference.

The home minister further said that the number of Border Outposts
(BOPs) is being increased to curb the activities of ‘terrorist groups’
in the Chittagong Hill Tracts border of Bangladesh adjoining to the
Indian state of Mizoram.

“We have information from the intelligence agencies that there are
terrorist groups over the border. But there is no terrorist hideout
inside Bangladesh’s border areas. No terrorist will be allowed to use
even one inch soil of Bangladesh,” Kamal said.

Earlier, the home minister handed over medals to 59 BGB personnel
in four categories for their courageous activities and outstanding
performance.

Of the total awardees, 10 got BGB Medal (BGBM), 20 President Border
Guard Medal (PBGM), 10 BGB Medal Service (BGBMS) and 19 President
Border Guard Medal Service (PBGMS).

Addressing the award giving ceremony, he said, the BGB is now being
made a three-dimensional force as the paramilitary force has already
become self-reliant to discharge its duty through land routes and air
and water ways.

“The BGB has been entrusted the great responsibility of protecting
the country’s border. Despite various limitations, the BGB’s success
in preventing smuggling, drug trafficking and trafficking of women and
children, including ensuring border security, is commendable,” Kamal
added.

Noting that the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is
relentlessly working to make the BGB a modern force, the home minister
said work of incorporating ultramodern equipment and more manpower to
the BGB is underway.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the BGB a
“three-dimensional force” after the induction of two helicopters —
Bir Shreshtha Nur Mohammad and Bir Shreshtha Abdur Rouf — into it.

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