330 people taking refuge in Bangladesh were sent back to Myanmar

330 people taking refuge in Bangladesh were sent back to Myanmar

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Yesterday, Thursday, 330 persons, including members of the Myanmar Border Guard Police, were flown to Myanmar by ship from Inani naval base in Ukhiya.

Earlier, these 330 people were taken from various schools of Ukhia, Teknaf to Inani Naval Ghat under tight security. BGB and RAB members were seen on alert in the surrounding areas.

The Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive highway was kept closed due to security reasons. It was opened in the afternoon.

Speaking to the media after the 330 persons were sent back, BGB Director General Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman said that of the 330 persons, 302 were BGP personnel, 4 were family members of BGP personnel, 2 were Army members, 18 were . There were immigration personnel and 4 civilians.

BGB Director General told journalists that as per the decision taken in the meeting held at the Ministry of External Affairs on February 11, BGB was directed to send 330 people taking refuge in Bangladesh. A seven-member repatriation committee was formed under the chairmanship of Colonel Mehdi Hussain Kabir, Ramu Sector Commander of the BGB, and also included representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs, Cox’s Bazar administration and police.

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