Wednesday, February 25, 2009

BDR on high alert in Rajshahi

UNB is reporting BDR troops of the sector headquarters in Rajshahi were on high alert Wednesday after the mutiny by their fellowmen at the Bangladesh Rifles Headquarters in Dhaka.

Sources said no army commanding officer of the headquarters attend office today as they stayed indoors. The BDR soldiers were not allowing army officers to get into their residences, according to the sources.

A commanding officer was turned back when he tried to leave the headquarters at about 1pm, the sources added.Earlier at about 11am, the BDR soldiers drove out the civilians working at the headquarters.

Besides, a good number of BDR men from Chapainawabganj camp came to the headquarters at 12 noon and took control of it, but they laid down arms a few minutes later.A tense situation was prevailing at the headquarters.

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