330 people from Myanmar were sent back under tight security

330 people from Myanmar were sent back under tight security
330 people from Myanmar were sent back under tight security.

330 people including Myanmar Border Guard (BGP), army, customs officials who entered Bangladesh were sent back through tight security.

They were picked up by the ship from the Inani Navy jetty of Ukhia, Cox's Bazar at around 11 o'clock today, Thursday.

Earlier in the morning, 330 people from Myanmar were brought to the Inani Navy jetty from various schools in Ukhia, Teknaf through tight security. BGB and RAB members were seen to be on alert in the surrounding areas. Cox's Bazar Teknaf Marine Drive road was closed since morning for security.

Since the night of February 2, a clash has been going on between Myanmar's border guards and the insurgent group Arakan Army across the Naikshyongchari border. Since 3 pm, there has been intermittent shelling and mortar fire between the two sides. on February 4. The next day, two people were killed when a mortar shell fired from Myanmar hit a kitchen in Jalpaitli village of Ghumdhum union in Naikshyongchari. Among the two victims, one is the Bangladeshi woman and the other is the Rohingya man. Apart from this, 330 people including Myanmar army, border guard, customs officials entered Bangladesh.

After the handover, BGB Director General Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui told reporters that Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has handed over 330 Myanmar nationals, including BGP members who fled to Bangladesh in fear of their lives due to the ongoing conflict inside Myanmar, to the Border Guard Police (BGP). Among them 302 BGP members, 4 BGP family members, 2 army personnel, 18 immigration personnel and 4 civilians totaling 330 people.

BGB Director General told reporters that for a long time, there has been a conflict between various forces of the junta government and armed rebel groups in Myanmar. Most recently, the impact of this internal conflict in Myanmar also reached the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

The BGB director general said that BGB patrols and manpower have been increased at the border. He said that the BGB is constantly monitoring the border situation from the highest alert position. At present the border situation is completely under the control of BGB. Whatever the situation, not a single Myanmar citizen will be allowed to cross the border into Bangladesh.

BGB Director General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, Myanmar Ambassador Q Moye, Cox's Bazar Additional Deputy Commissioner Nasim Ahmed, District Police Superintendent Mahfuzul Islam and others were present at the handover ceremony of BGP members.

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