10 years of Pilkhana carnage
Published: 10:03 AM, 25 February 2019 Updated: 10:05 AM, 25 February 2019
A group of relegated members of BDR killed 74 people including 57 army officers
The 10th anniversary of tragic BDR mutiny is being observed across the country on Monday.
A group of relegated members of the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) killed 74 people including 57 army officers at the Pilkhana headquarters of the paramilitary force on February 25-26, 2009.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has observed the day as Martyrs’ Day with due solemnity, commemorating the army officers killed in the Pilkhana BDR carnage.
Marking the day, the BGB has organized Quran Khwani, doa and milad mahfil at all regions, sectors, institutions, and units including the Pilkhana headquarters, said a BGB press release on Sunday.
The representatives of the president and prime minister, the home minister, chiefs of three armed forces, public security secretary of the home ministry and BGB director general will place floral wreaths at the Banani military graveyard around 9:00 am today.
On Tuesday, a special prayer and milad mahfil will be held at Pilkhana central mosque at 4:45 pm seeking the salvation of the departed souls of the Pilkhana tragedy martyrs.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will be present in the milad mahfil as the chief guest while home affairs secretary, BGB director general, relatives of the martyrs and all officers of the BGB headquarters will attend the programme.