Indian Border Safety Drive (BSF) has stopped set up of a barbed wire fence alongside the zero line of the Fultala-Batuli border in Moulvibazar’s Juri upazila following objections of Border Guard Bangladesh.
Lt Col Gazi Shahidullah, commanding officer of BGB 52 Battalion, yesterday over the telephone stated BSF began establishing a barbed wire fence 150 yards from the zero line on Sunday.
He claimed that the BSF didn’t observe the worldwide rule that no fence might be put in inside 150 yards of the zero line. This created pressure between the 2 sides, he stated.
Later within the day, the BSF stopped set up of the fence after a flag assembly between BGB and BSF.
The state of affairs on the border is calm, the BGB official added.
Masuk Mia, chairman of Fultala union parishad, stated the BGB and the BSF intensified patrolling alongside the border.