Naikonchari, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) handed over five released prisoners to the border immigration of Burma on December 10, while Burma’s border immigration handed over two Bangladeshi prisoners through flag meeting between BGB and border immigration of Burma nearby Lal Bridge of Gumdum upazila, according to BGB official.
“The flag meeting was held yesterday at about 11:00 am and discussed different issues regarding the border and exchanged prisoners within half an hour.”
Lt. Col. Khaled Hasan of Cox’ Bazar, BGB Battalion No. 17 led 10 members delegation from Bangladesh side while a nine-member delegation was led by deputy Director San Oo Naing from Burma side, according to sources.
Sources also said that Lt. Col. Mohammed Abuzar Al Jahid of Teknaf Battalion No. 42 was also joined in the meeting.
After the meeting, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) handed over five Burmese nationals to Border Immigration of Burma that were languishing several years in Cox’s Bazar jail. After that the Border Immigration of Burma also handed over two Bangladeshi to BGB, according to an aide of BGB.
According to release prisoners’ statement, many Bangladeshi fishermen and woodcutters have been languishing in Burmese jail after finishing their jail terms.
Similarly, some Burmese nationals have been languishing in different jails of Bangladesh, said different sources.