Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Bangladesh requests FBI to investigate "foreign links" in border guards mutiny
+ -
08:20, March 19, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 Survey: some 72% of buildings in Bangladesh's capital vulnerable
 Bangladesh forms high-level task force to fight global financial crisis
 Bangladeshi ministers to visit Malaysia to discuss labor issue
 Diarrhoea spreads fast in Bangladesh
 Bangladesh to pass consumer rights protection law by next month
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The Bangladeshi government has asked a team of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) working in its capital Dhaka to help uncover any foreign links to last month's border guards mutiny, local media reported on Wednesday quoting the commerce minister.

The country's Commerce Minister Faruq Khan, who was also tasked to coordinate the probes into the bloody mutiny, told this to reporters here on Wednesday, private news agency the bdnews24.com said.

"We've requested them to help investigate the killings with special emphasis on suspected ties to international organizations," Khan was quoted as saying.

Members of paramilitary border force Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) staged mutiny against their commanding officers at the BDR headquarters in Dhaka on Feb. 25 morning.

More than 70 people, mostly army officers, were killed during the mutiny which ended on Feb. 26 evening with the surrender of the mutinous BDR members after negotiations between the government and mutineers.

"The BDR killings were done to damage the country's economy and the morale of the army," Khan said.

A second eight-member FBI team arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday to assist Bangladesh's investigations into the mutiny, bdnews24.com said.

Early this month, a two-member FBI team visited Bangladesh after the government sought assistance of FBI and the UK's Scotland Yard.

A four-member team of Scotland Yard also came to Bangladesh to help probe into the BDR incident.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Looted Chinese relics sold for 14 million euros each
Full Text of Human Rights Record of United States in 2008
China hits back with report on U.S. human rights record
Spanish Tibetologist: "What I see and hear in Tibet differs from Dalai Lama's propaganda"
Dalai Lama group's sabotage will not block Tibet's development

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6617157.pdf