By Najmul Hasan
Teknaf, Bangladesh (Rohingya Vision) — An exchange of fires took place between Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in the Naff River early yesterday morning injuring one BGB personnel, whereas another BGB was nabbed by Myanmar’s BGP, according to the reliable sources.
The BGB and the BGP accuses one another of opening fire leading to exchange of shots on the Naff River.
According to the Teknaf-42 BGB commander Lt Col Abu Zar Al-Zahid, Myanmar’s BGP opened the fire at the BGB on a trawler while patrolling on the Naff River in Bangladesh’s territory mistaking them as human traffickers or drugs smugglers.
On the other hand, the Deputy Township Police Commander U Myo Swe, speaking to RFA Burmese Service, said “the BGB crossed the Border Line in the Naff River and entered Myanmar’s territory on a trawler. When we made to the place to the place to investigate the BGB trawler, they started firing at us. So, we had to fire back at them.”
During the exchange of fire, one BGB personnel identified to be ‘Biplob’ was critically injured who was later admitted to Cox’s Bazaar Sadar Hospital and another BGB personnel named ‘Nayek Razzak’ was nabbed by Myanmar’s BGP, according to bdnews24.com.
Soon, a flag meeting between the two Border Patrolling Forces will likely be arranged over the issue.
The Myanmar’s BGP that involved in the exchange of fires are serving under ‘Chang Wa’ Camp in ‘Ywe Dwin Chun’ village tract in northern Maungdaw. They are notorious for often shooting at Rohingya fishermen; and injuring and sometimes killing them (i.e. Rohingya Fishermen).
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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