ARMY personnel have taken part in the search and rescue operations at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Headquarters in the capital this morning.
Earlier in the morning, police resumed search for alive or the deceased inside the BDR headquarters after the end of a
33-hour bloody revolt by the BDR troops.
UNB adds: army tanks and convoys rolled into troubled headquarters of paramilitary BDR reportedly to conduct search of missing or dead army officers following the two days’ revolt by BDR soldiers.
Armed Police Battalion took over the charge of the fallen headquarters after rebel BDR soldiers surrendered their arms at the call of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday afternoon.
Witnesses said eight tanks entered the headquarters at around 11:00am and later more armoured vehicles with army personnel proceeded towards the headquarters. The tanks were stationed yesterday near Abahani playground in Dhanmondi.
“Don’t worry, no problem,” an official of the prime minister’s press wing told the UNB when asked if the tanks entered with the permission of the government.
Home Minister Sahara Khatun and State Minister for LGRD Jahangir Kabir Nanak were inside the headquarters. During the rebellion, BDR chief Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed and dozens of mid-ranking officers were killed, reports the UNB.
The army troops headed by at least three brigadier generals have entered the BDR headquarters at about 11:00am to participate in the search and rescue operations, reports ATN Bangla.
Our correspondent from gate-3 of the BDR headquarters reported that the divers have already started search for any dead bodies after opening cover of the manholes in that area.