Bangladesh Rifles DG very much alive, says BDR jawan

February 25th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Dhaka, Feb.25 (ANI): Contrary to earlier reports suggesting death of the Director General of Bangladesh Rifes (BDR), Major General Shakil Ahmed, today morning, a BDR jawan stated that he was very much alive at the BDR headquarters, Daily Star quoted him as saying.
It was a lie that he was injured. We did not hurt him at all. The BDR DG was kept hostage inside and he was safe. We took him hostage after we came under attack, a BDR jawan told private television station ATN Bangla inside the headquarters.
But one officer was killed and some others were injured. But they angry mutineers refused to name about other officers.
We will free them after the prime minister and the home minister fulfill our demands.
The BDR members had demanded the armoury and tanks be taken back before holding any talks between the prime minister Sheikh Haseena and representatives of BDR seeking higher pay and perks from the establishment.
Earlier, in the morning, BDR soldiers took control over Goalkhali BDR camp in Khulna after the revolt by their colleagues at the Bangladesh Rifles Headquarters in Dhaka, triggering tensions through the southern city.
Sources inside the camp said the BDR jawans shut down the main entrance of the outpost at about 11:00am as the news of the mutiny at their headquarters spred everywhere. (ANI)

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