Security tightened in Dhaka, mutiny overFebruary 27th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 27 (ANI): Security has been tightened in Dhaka even though the mutiny by the paramilitary over pay and command structures ended overnight.
Search and rescue operations were underway by army personnel at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters on Friday morning.
Earlier, police resumed the search for alive or the deceased inside the headquarters.
According to reports, army troops headed by at least three Brigadier Generals have entered the headquarters for conducting rescue operations. According to the Daily Star, at least 21 people–nine senior BDR army officers, seven soldiers, four civilians and one BDR personnel of unknown rank–were retrieved dead in the two-day rebellion.
The bodies of eight army officers were found in a sewage-filled canal off the Pilkhana headquarters.
The bodies of six personnel were found at Pilkhana and sent off to Mitford Hospital.
Army sources said the number of missing army officers could exceed 100.
The mutiny broke out on Wednesday morning following an altercation between the army men and the BDR officers over the formers” pay and perks, conditions of service and other facilities, which they alleged, were discriminatory. It is the Bangladesh Army, which makes up the officers of the paramilitary force. (ANI)
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