46 members of Myanmar BGP take shelter in Bangladesh again

46 members of Myanmar BGP take shelter in Bangladesh again

Amid a conflict between the Myanmar military and the armed rebel group in Myanmars Rakhine, 46 members of Border Guard Police took shelter again in Bangladesh on Wednesday, the authorities said.

So far, a total of 260 BGP members have taken shelter in Bangladesh, said Shariful Islam, public relations office of Border Guard Bangladesh.

At least 68 more personnel and civilians have sought shelter to the Bangladesh authorities after crossing the international border on Tuesday amid the conflict between the Myanmar’s military junta and ethnic Arakan Army.

A senior Border Guard Bangladesh official told New Age from the bordering area on Tuesday night that 50 people came in a group in the evening while rest others in the past 24 hours.

The official said that the number of new arrival has now reached 264 since March 11.

Earlier in February, 330 members of Myanmar security forces including BGP, army personnel and immigration officials had taken shelter in Bangladesh.

On February 15, they were handed over to Border Guard Police of Myanmar amid tight security.