Two men, killed in Tuesday’s clash with Border Guard Bangladesh in the district, were named in a case filed by BGB on Thursday night.
Nayeb Subedar Ziaur Rahman, company commander of Thakurgaon BGB 50 Battalion’s Betna border outpost, filed two cases against more than 250 villagers over the clash that left three people dead.
One of them accuses three men – including Nabab Ali and Sadekul Islam killed in BGB firing – of smuggling cattle from India. The third accused is Bakua Union’s Swechchhasebak League unit President Abul Kashem, said Md Amiruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Haripur Police Station.
The other case specifically named 19 persons for attacks on BGB troopers. There are 250 other accused in the case but they have not been named.
Thakurgaon BGB 50 Battalion Commanding Officer Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud confirmed filing of the cases.
OC Amiruzzaman said the cases accuse the villagers of obstructing state law enforcement, attacking BGB troopers, attempting to snatch firearms and damage weapons, trying to kill the border troopers, among others.
“We have accepted the cases,” the police officer said. “Further steps will be taken after we get directives from Thakurgaon police superintendent.”
Three people were killed and at least 16 others injured after BGB members opened fire during, what the paramilitary force claimed, a clash with cattle smugglers.
One of the victims was 12-year-old Joynal, a Primary School Certificate examinee.
The incident took place at Bahrampur village in Haripur upazila.
Fourteen injured villagers are undergoing treatment at Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital in Dinajpur while another is being treated at Rangpur Medical College Hospital.unb