Sheikh Hasina announces amnesty for Bangladesh Rifles mutineers

February 25th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Dhaka, Feb.25 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced amnesty to BDR mutineers in the evening after meeting a group of representatives of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on Wednesday evening.
A 14-member team, representing the Bangladesh Rifles, met prime ministers at her official residence Jamuna and held talks.
State Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, who attended the meeting between the prime minister and BDR representatives, told media here that the mutineers were granted amnesty this evening.
Mutinous BDR members had demanded that they would call a ceasefire after holding talks with the prime minister and Home Minister Sahara Khatun.
The prime minister also appealed the BDR members to surrender their arms and return to their barracks.
Jahangir Kabir Nanak told media that the prime minister would hold a video conference with the BDR jawans at Pilkhana to calm the situation.
In the morning, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutinied reportedly over long pending demands for pay and perks before the establishment.

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