BSF sets up post in zero line of Rajshahi
The Indian Security Force (BSF) has set up a border post (chouki) in the no-man's land, mounting tension among the villagers in the border area.
Although the BGB sent letters and messages in this regard, but the BSF did not receive, it is alleged.
Sources said, the BSF set up the post along Sahebnagar border in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on Friday midnight.
Locals alleged that the Indian border force set up the border post on Bangladesh land and they are staying there.
Rajshahi-1 BGB battalion's Delta Company commander nayeb subedar Shawkat Ali told media that the BSF put up its post 70 meter inside the zero line which falls on the no-man's land. "BGB is sending letters protesting the matter," he said.
"As per the international law, a country should erect any post 150 meters inside its land from the no-man's land. The BGB is trying to send letters and messages to BSF's Char Labongola company. But, the they did not receive any messages till Monday afternoon," he added.
He also said that the BGB Rajshahi Battalion Sadar Commander and higher authorities have been informed about the matter.
"Steps will be taken after getting next instruction," he added.
Local people alleged that the BSF members went to a char, emerged in the Kata River, by an engine boat on Friday midnight and set up a makeshift chouki with straws and jute stalks.