Friday, February 27, 2009

General Moeen enters BDR Headquaters

Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed has entered BDR HQ to monitor search operation some 40 minutes ago. According to UNB army tanks and convoys rolled into troubled headquarters of paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) reportedly to conduct search of missing or dead army officers following the two days' revolt by BDR soldiers.

Armed Police Battalion took over the charge of the fallen headquarters after rebel BDR soldiers surrendered their arms at the call of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday afternoon. Witnesses said eight tanks entered the headquarters at around 11am and later more armoured vehicles with army personnel proceeded towards the headquarters.

The tanks were stationed yesterday near Abahani playground. "Don’t worry, no problem,:" an official of the Prime Minister's press wing told UNB when asked if the tanks entered with the permission of the government.

Home Minister Sahara Khatun and State Minister for LGRD Jahangir Kabir Nanak were inside the headquarters. During the rebellion, BDR chief Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed and dozens of mid-ranking officers were killed.

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