BGB firing in Thakurgaon: 3 complaints dismissed  

BGB firing in Thakurgaon: 3 complaints dismissed   


A Thakurgaon court today dismissed three complaints lodged by the family members of three villagers who were killed in a BGB firing at Baharampur village of the district on February 12.

Judicial Magistrate Arifur Rahman of Judicial Magistrate Court-1 passed the dismissal order after Officer-in-Charge of Haripur Police Station Md Amiruzzaman submitted a report saying, before these complaints were lodged, BGB filed two separate cases on the same incident, said plaintiffs' lawyer Nurul Islam.

The complaints were dismissed as those were lodges after the cases were filed by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), our Thakurgaon correspondent reports quoting OC Md Amiruzzaman said.

On February 12, BGB men opened fire on the villagers following a scuffle at Baharampur village in the district that left three -- Md Nabab, 29, Sadek, 50, and Md Joynul, 12 -- dead and at least 16 others injured.

Nabab's father Nazrul Islam, Joynul's father Nur Islam, and Sadek's elder brother Abdul Baset became plaintiffs of the complaints.

Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud, 33, Nayek Subedar Md Ziaur Rahman, 35, Nayek Md Sabullah, 32, Nayek Md Delwar Hossain, 30, Sepoy Md Habibur Rahman, 30, Sepoy Md Mursalin, 32, and Sepoy Md Bayrul Islam, 28, were made accused in the complaints.

On February 14, BGB filed two separate cases against some 275 dwellers of Baharampur village, including the two dead, in connection with the incident.