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BGB sued over Thakurgaon clash

March 6 set for next hearing

WT24 Desk

Families of the deceased filed case against Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members over a clash between cattle smugglers and the Para-military force in Haripur upazila that claimed three lives, Agencies report.

Taking the case into cognizance, Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate and Haripur Amoli Court Judge Farhana Khan on Sunday set March 6 for next hearing.
 
Families of the three victims filed three separate cases at court accusing seven BGB men and 100 unnamed persons.

The accused BGB men are Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commanding officer of BGB battalion-50, and the battalion members Nayek Habibullah, 32, Nayek Delwar Hosen, 30, Sepoy Habibur Rahman, 30, Sepoy Mursalin, 32, Sepoy Bayrul Islam, 28 and Nayek Subedar Ziaur Rahman, 35.

Earlier on February 15, a total of 253 people, including two deceased in the incident, were sued over a clash between cattle smugglers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).

BGB Naik Subeder Jahurul Islam filed two cases with Haripur Police Station on Thursday (Feb 15) evening.

Of those, a case was filed accusing three people, including two deceased Nabab Ali and Sadekul Islam, on charge of cattle smuggling and snatching. 

In another case, 250 people, including 19 named, have been made accused on charge of creating obstruction in discharging government duties, launching attack on the BGB members and attempting to snatch firearms.  

Earlier, three people were killed and at least 16 others injured after members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) opened fire during a clash with smugglers at Bahrampur village in Haripur upazila on Tuesday (February 12).

Amiruzzaman, officer in charge of Haripur Police Station, told Banglanews that two cases were filed with the police station. Measures will be taken upon the directives of Superintendent of Police in Thakurgaon. 

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