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BGB, RAB deployed ahead of 2nd phase of UZ polls  

Published : Monday, 20 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 277


Members of law enforcement agencies, including Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), have been deployed in 157 upazilas ahead of the second phase of upazila parishad election on Sunday.

Deputy Secretary of the Election Commission (Election Management Branch) Atiyar Rahman said members of different law enforcement agencies will remain deployed for five days before and after the second phase of the countrys sixth upazila parishad polls slated for May 21. The Home Ministry has already issued a circular in this regard.
According to the circular, a security team of 17 to 19 members would guard each polling station in the plains, while a security team of 19 to 21 members would protect a polling station in the hill tracts and very remote areas.

Meanwhile, the government has deployed a total of 457 platoons of the Border Guard Bangladesh.(BGB) to maintain law and order ahead of the second phase of Upazila Parishad Elections scheduled to be held on   May 21.

The BGB will work as a mobile and striking force to maintain peace and order in the election areas from May 19 to May 23 under the In Aid to the Civil Power to support the local civil administration during the elections, said a press release. In the first phase, the upazila parishad elections to 150 upazilas were held on May 8.

It said under In Aid to the Civil Power, the BGB personnel will perform duty as mobile and striking force to assist the local civil administration to hold a free, fair and peaceful election. During the 1st phase election, a total of 418 BGB men were deployed on May 8.






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