18 rocket launchers recovered in Satchari park...

Dhaka, Friday   23 April 2021

18 rocket launchers recovered in Satchari park

 Habiganj Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:39 PM, 3 March 2021   Updated: 12:42 PM, 3 March 2021

BGB recovered 18 rocket launchers from Satchari National Park; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

BGB recovered 18 rocket launchers from Satchari National Park; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has recovered 18 rocket launchers in the 7th phase of the operation at Satchari National Park in Habiganj’s Chunarughat. 

BGB 55 Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Samiunnabi Chowdhury confirmed the matter at a press briefing at 11:00 am on Wednesday. 

“The rocket launchers were recovered from the deep forest based on secret information,” he informed.

BGB members including Sector Commander Tuhin Masud were present at the press briefing. The BGB raided the deep forest of Satchari National Park from Tuesday afternoon. 

Earlier, RAB recovered a huge quantity of ammunition including 334 artillery shells, 296 rocket chargers, a rocket launcher, 16 machine guns, a machine gun, a Betagun, six SLRs, an auto rifle, an extra empty barrel of 5 machine guns, around 16,000 bullets in a three-phase operation from June 1 to September 17, 2014, 

Then again, 3 machine guns, 4 barrels, 8 magazines, 8 belts with a capacity of 250 bullets and a high-powered radio were recovered from the park’s deep forest in the 4th phase of the operation on October 16 that year.

Later on October 17, a total of 9,545 rounds of bullets including 8,360 rounds of SMG and LMG, 152 rounds of three-knot three-rifle, 517 rounds of pistol bullets and 425 rounds of machine-gun bullets were recovered.

In the 5th phase, 10 high exclusive 40 MM anti-tank rockets were recovered from Satchori on 2 February 2018.

Besides, several explosives including shells of 13 rocket launchers were recovered from Satchari National Park on the 6th phase of the operation on November 2, 2019.

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