A total of 162 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and 435 teams of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have been deployed across the country to maintain law and order on the first day of a two-day blockade called by BNP and its allies.
Shariful Islam, public relations officer (PRO) at BGB headquarters, and Imran Khan, deputy director of the RAB's legal and media affairs, confirmed the deployment development on Sunday (November 3) morning.
A total of 23 BGB platoons have been deployed in Dhaka and adjoining districts to resist any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, the number of RAB units in Dhaka and nearby districts is 141 today.
Apart from maintaining law and order, RAB is also escorting long-distance public transport and cargo transport to their destinations in different parts of the country.
The ninth round of blockade called by the BNP and its allies on roads, railways, and waterways which will end at 6:00am on Tuesday (December 5).
The BNP and other like-minded parties also observed hartal and blockade in several times to mount pressure on the AL government to quit power and hold the next election under a non-partisan administration.
BDST: 1131 HRS, DEC 03, 2023