A total of 235 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country to maintain law and order as the 48-hour countrywide hartal called by the BNP, Jamaat and likeminded opposition parties began this morning.
Shariful Islam, public relations officer (PRO) at BGB headquarters, confirmed the development on Sunday morning.
Today, on the first day of the 48-hour hartal, 28 BGB platoons have been deployed in Dhaka and adjoining districts to avoid any untoward incident, reports UNB.
The remaining 207 platoons of the border force have been deployed across the country along with other forces including Rapid Action Battalion, the BGB official said.
Members of the paramilitary force have been performing their duties to ensure the safety of lives and properties since the opposition parties began observing blockade and hartal from the end of last month.
BNP, Jamaat and like-minded opposition parties called the latest 48-hour countrywide hartal after the general election schedule was announced by the Election Commission (EC).