134 members of BGP are going to Myanmar, 45 Bangladeshis are coming

Last Updated on June 9, 2024 10:27 am

134 army personnel including BGP who took refuge in Bangladesh due to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar are returning home today. In exchange, 45 Bangladeshis who have served long prison terms in Myanmar are returning.

Bangladeshis left for the country on a ship from Sittwe in Rakhine state at 5 pm on Saturday. Myanmar’s BGP and army personnel will return on this ship. Director General of the Myanmar Wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Md. Mainul Kabir confirmed this information.

Foreign Ministry sources said that 45 Bangladeshis were detained by Myanmar forces at various times. Later they served different terms of imprisonment. They are residents of Cox’s Bazar, Narsingdi and Narayanganj. The persistent efforts of the Bangladesh Embassy in Yangon and the Bangladesh Consulate in Sittwe made it possible to return 45 Bangladeshis to their families.

It is known that 134 members of the Border Guard Force (BGP) including the fleeing Myanmar soldiers were disarmed by Bangladesh Coast Guard and BGB members and kept in custody at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar.

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