Mutinies by members of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have broken out in various towns around the country even as BDR violence in the capital Dhaka was being contained, police and witnesses said on Thursday but the authority declined that.
Nearly 50 people were killed in Dhaka as BDR troops fought among themselves on Wednesday after shooting began in their headquarters over a pay dispute and other issues, a government minister said on Thursday.
The mutinous soldiers in Dhaka were laying down their arms on Thursday after accepting an offer of amnesty from the government and the soldirs of BDR back to the barack and the Armed police took the possition of arms and weapons.
“Fighting is raging outside the BDR camp, with troops coming on the street holding up guns and shooting,” said a witness in Sylhet, in the northeast of the country.
After the voice of Sheikh Hasina in the Television they were surenderd. Deputy director general of BDR subedor major Touhid was apointed as new DG and he ordered to the soldires of the whole country to back to their barack.
Bangladesh is a land of 14 crore people has several military coups in its 38 years. But according to the specialists that munities dont motivated politically.
Today 7 officers dead body were found in hazribagh suarage line. People think that the posibility to get other dead bodies.
More than fourty member were arested by RAB when they tried to go for hide outside the pilkhana. Armed forces battelion taken place in different places of the city sorroundin the BDR headquarter. Television channels showed troops handing over Chinese-made automatic rifles, bullets and grenades to Home Minister Sahara Khatun, who visited the headquarters after talks with the rebels.
“The surrender of all the weapons by the rebels may take hours more,” a police officer said, requesting not to be identified. “The situation inside (the BDR complex) is calm but tense.”
They gave no estimates on how many such people might still be in the sprawling complex, which usually houses 2,000 troops. Capital calm and the shoping malls were closed today for panic. The armed forces battelion told people of 2 killomiters sorrounding the BDR headquarter to leve for any peaceful distance.
After 1.30 pm np gunfire had been heard on Thursday. In most of the capital people were carrying on their daily business as usual.
No sources can confirm about the DG of BDR shakil ahmeds presnce or what about him. The government had responded on Wednesday by sending troops to the BDR complex, and Home Minister Sahara Khatun held talks with the mutineers’ leaders to defuse the situation, after which the rebels agreed to lay down their weapons.
The shooting on Wednesday spilled onto the streets in Dhaka, killing three civilians and wounding several others, witnesses earlier said. Flames rose from the BDR complex and loud explosions were heard. One police man was injured in Thursday by BDR.
Hasina met some of the BDR mutineers on Wednesday in a bid to end the stand-off.
Government minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak said Hasina offered an amnesty to those involved during an hour-long meeting at her residence. One BDR officer said the rebels agreed to surrender their weapons after Hasina promised to meet the group’s demands.
The prime minister summoned most members of her cabinet and the armed forces personel to an emergency meeting on Thursday morning to discuss the mutiny and review the latest situation, a government official said.
Analysts said the mutinies pose a major problem for Hasina in keeping together the powerful defence forces, who have often intervened in the country’s politics, and tackle their grievances without risking further discord.
“This poses a huge challenge for the prime minister and her government, who need to be tactful in trying to resolve it,” said retired Major General Azizur Rahman, a former BDR chief.
Others said further unrest would adversely affect the country’s political stability and efforts to attract investment.
The BDR, whose main duty is guarding the country’s borders, is often called in to back up the army and police in meeting other defence and security requirements.
The mutiny broke out only a day after Hasina met senior BDR officers at an annual parade and told them her government would do its best to modernise the paramilitary forces.
The prime minister forms a comitte to look after the problems of BDR and theres a tem will work under a joint secretary of the Homeministry for the peace which will open 24 hours.
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1. The police person passes by crawling when the BDR firing.
2. BDR pperson talking to journaliust after meating with Govt. High Officials.
3. BDR jouan with arms.
4. Motia chowdhury and Fazle Noor Tapos giving speech after meating with BDR officials
5. The relatives of the army officer who were inside during the munity of BDR.
6. Procession for peace in the counry by the local people from hazaribagh of dhaka.
7. Media personel trying to reach BDR by showing white symbol.
8. After passing a 32 hours the family and childrean got relif from the BDR munity.
9. A BDR admin who got relief after 32 hours with mutent people.