Thursday, February 26, 2009

BDR commanding officers fled Teknaf battalion

Commanding Officer of BDR 42 battalion stationed at Teknaf and four other officers fled Wednesday night following gun attack by the jawans.

Reliable sources requesting anonymity told UNB that commanding officer Lt Col Abdul Khaleq unarmed the jawans in the afternoon. The jawans on patrol duty on the border returning to the officer came to know about it and got furious. They rushed to the nearby residence of Col Khaleq at about 11-45 pm and opened a barrage of fire.Unhurt Khaleq managed to flee with his wife leaving behind their two kids at home.

Hearing the cries of the kids, the BDR jawans rescued them and handed over to officer-in-charge of Teknaf thana Jamaluddin Chowdhury at about 11:15pm for the safety of the babies abandoned by their parents.

Sensing the trouble four other officers at the battalion fled the post in the darkness of the night.Another report from Comilla said the BDR jawans of the battalion stationed at Kotebari were unarmed in the afternoon. Tension continued among the BDR jawans.

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