Alexa Bhola Clash: BGB’s quick deploy by helicopter

Dhaka, Thursday   12 December 2019

Bhola Clash: BGB’s quick deploy by helicopter

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:37 PM, 20 October 2019   Updated: 05:38 PM, 20 October 2019

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In Borhanuddin, Bhola, the decision has been taken to deploy BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) members to control the situation. Four platoons of BGB have been deployed there on an emergency basis. A platoon BGB member has been sent by helicopter to reach the scene.

BGB headquarters public relations officer Shariful Islam confirmed the matter. He said that four platoons BGB have been deployed to control the situation in Bhola.

In addition, a platoon coast guard has been deployed to protect law and order. Hayat bin Siddique, an officer of the Coast Guard's media wing, confirmed the news.

According to local sources, a young man named Biplob Chandra Shubh made a derogatory comment on his Facebook ID with some friends on messenger on Friday afternoon. At one point, the protest was made from several IDs with screenshots of the messages, when the matter came to the notice. Later, there was a storm of protest burst out on Facebook.

Later, in the evening, Biplob Chandra went to the police station to file a GD as his Facebook ID was hacked. Locals called a protest rally at the Borhanuddin High School ground at 11 am on Sunday to protest the offensive post on Facebook.

At one point police charged to end the rally, then police and protesters were involved in a clash. Later, the protesters started throwing bricks at the police. Police fired teargas shells and rubber bullets to control the situation. More than a hundred people were injured in the incident. The injured were taken to Upazila Health Complex and Bhola Sadar Hospital while four people died on the way.

Bhola district SP Sarkar Mohammad Kausar said they wanted to rally without permission. They were asked to finish the rally quickly. But they did not listen and attacked us. Tear shells and sticks were used to control the situation.