To maintain law and order a total of 154 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country. Today is the second day of latest 48-hour countrywide blockade of road, rail and waterways called by the BNP and like-minded opposition parties.
Shariful Islam, public relations officer (PRO) at BGB headquarters, confirmed the development this morning. Today, on the second day of the blockade, 20 BGB platoons have been deployed in Dhaka and adjoining districts to resist any untoward incident.
He added, the remaining 134 platoons of the border force have been deployed across the country along with other forces.
Members of the paramilitary force have been performing their duties to ensure the safety of lives and property in the country since the opposition parties began observing blockades and hartals since end of October.
BNP and like-minded opposition parties called the blockade after the general election schedule was announced by the Election Commission.
The blockades have been marked by incidents of arson attacks and violence with poor public response to the street programme.