Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Shafeenul Islam on Monday said they will deploy as much force as possible to maintain law and order across the country during the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“All the other workloads will be minimized so that we can deploy highest number of personnel,” said the BGB DG while talking to reporters at a press conference at the BGB headquarters.
Responding to a query about the arms smuggling through the unguarded border area with India ahead of the national polls, the BGB boss said they already have taken extra effort to tackle this challenge.
“Stopping arms smuggling was the second in the list of agenda of the DG level meeting with BSF,” he said.
The BGB chief also briefed the media about the outcome of the meeting in New Delhi.
During the conference, ‘fruitful discussions’ took place regarding border killings, arms and drugs smuggling, increasing the area of crime free zone and other important issues, the DG said.
The BGB boss has denied the news report of BBC Bangla alleging them of seeking favor from Indian Border Security Force (BSF).
Recently, the British media outlet has reported that the Border Guard officials had sought higher education facilities in India for their children and India tours for their wives during the meeting held through September 3 to 8.
Trashing the news report Md Shafeenul Islam, director general of BGB, said, “It was just baseless.”
The BGB DG came up with the denial while responding to a query from reporters at a press briefing at BGB headquarter Peelkhana on Monday.
He said the agenda of their meeting with their Indian counterpart was only the issues related to the interests of the two countries.