A total of 161 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) forces were deployed across the country, including 22 in Dhaka and adjacent districts, to maintain law and order situation.
BGB Public Relations Officer Shariful Islam confirmed the matter on Thursday (November 30).
Besides, an adequate number of BGB personnel were kept on standby to promptly respond to any emergency in the country.
The nationwide dawn to dusk hartal for Thursday, called by the BNP and its allies, for the resignation of the government and holding the next general election under a non-party caretaker government is underway across the country.
The party has announced a series of hartals and blockades since their October 28 rally was foiled.
BDST: 1205 HRS, NOV 30, 2023