Bangladesh Mutiny

  • Bangladesh mutiny: Video shows outsiders killing officers March 4, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi officials investigating last week's bloody mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troops have claimed that video footage of the BDR headquarters in Dhaka showed unknown people in the border guards uniforms taking part in the massacre. BDR personnel have also claimed that "masked" soldiers forced them to join the...
  • Funeral held for officers killed in Bangladesh mutiny March 2, 2009

    Dhaka: Tens of thousands of mourners were attending a state funeral on Monday for dozens of Bangladesh army officers killed in a mutiny last week. The bloody rebellion by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) paramilitary troops at their Dhaka headquarters ended on Thursday, but not before causing a major security alert and alarming...
  • Fugitive rebels will be hunted down, says Bangladesh March 4, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladesh now look ahead to hunt down the hand behind the bloody massacre of the top brass of the country's border guards in Dhaka. A case has been filed, specific soldiers have been identified. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has also decided to deploy the army across the...
  • Murder charges filed against over 1,000 BDR soldiers March 1, 2009

    Dhaka: Murder charges were on Sunday filed against over 1,000 personnel of Bangladesh's paramilitary force BDR following the 33-hour mutiny by them during which they killed 73 army officers, even as the government said the revolt was "well-orchestrated" and that a group of "outsiders" was also involved in the carnage. Besides...
  • Quick-fire trial of murderous mutineers in Bangladesh March 1, 2009

    Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh has announced that it intends to prosecute members of a paramilitary border force that mutinied this week by special tribunal, as more graves of the mutineers' victims were discovered. "The law ministry was asked to enact laws for the speedy trial of the killers and looters,"...
  • Three more mass graves unearthed in BDR HQ February 28, 2009

    Dhaka: The barbarity of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) soldiers during their abortive uprising continued to unfold today as three more mass graves with mutilated bodies of army officers and their kin were uncovered at its headquarters here, raising the death toll to 77. Among the 10 bodies retrieved this morning was...
  • Bangladesh toll is 61 dead, Hasina vows action February 28, 2009

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday vowed to book the instigators of the bloody 33-hour mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel, saying "a certain quarter must be involved" in the massacre of over 60 army officers who headed the paramilitary unit. "Nobody could have staged the rebellion alone. A certain...
  • Conspiracy behind mutiny, says Dhaka February 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The morning after the mutiny ended on Thursday, family members and relatives gathered at the gates of the Bangladesh rifles headquarters in Dhaka seeking news of their loved ones The mother of Major General Shakeel Ahmed - among the first to be killed in the mutiny - along with...
  • Search on for missing Bangladesh army officers February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: Army tanks rolled into the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters, where mutinous troopers who had battled the army for 33-hours had been holed up, in the capital city on Friday morning as search operations for missing officers began. Army troops, backed by six tanks and 20 armoured vehicles, entered the...
  • Bangladesh Rifles chief feared dead | More bodies February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: The decomposing bodies of seven army officers were found in the headquarters of a Bangladesh paramilitary unit on Friday, taking the known death toll from a mutiny over pay and command structures to 18, officials said. But scores of officers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) remain missing, including its chief,...
  • Mutiny ends, seven more BDR officers' bodies found February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: The decomposing bodies of seven army officers were found in the headquarters of a Bangladesh paramilitary unit on Friday, taking the known death toll from a mutiny over pay and command structures to 18, officials said. But scores of officers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) remain missing, including its...
  • India-friendly Bangladesh Rifles chief feared dead February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: Major General Shakil Ahmed, director general of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), died in a hail of bullets within 10 minutes of the mutiny by the troopers that ended after two days of killing and chaos. The general's killing was confirmed late Thursday evening by Lt Col Syed Kamruzzaman, who survived the...
  • Bangladesh Rifles mutiny ends, mystery remains March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The mutineers of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) surrendered their arms on Thursday afternoon after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged them to go back to barracks, ending a 33-hour battle. The BDR troopers agreed to release all hostages held inside the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters in Dhaka. Bangaldesh government and the rebels reached...
  • Bangladesh Rifles' mutiny over, claims Government February 26, 2009

    Dhaka: The 33-hour mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers ended Thursday evening as the rebels laid down their arms in the face of an imminent attack by the army, which had moved tanks into position for an assault on the BDR headquarters in Dhaka. "The situation is under complete control of...
  • Bangladesh army starts assault on rebel HQ March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned rebel paramilitary troopers that they would face strong action if they didn’t lay down arms by Thursday. The mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) that began in Dhaka on Wednesday spread around the country on Thursday, with shootings reported at several guard posts....
  • India plays safe on Bangladesh 'dispute' February 26, 2009

    Dhaka: Mutinies by members of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have broken out in various towns around the country even as BDR violence in the capital Dhaka was being contained, police and witnesses said on Thursday. Nearly 50 people were killed in Dhaka as BDR troops fought among themselves on Wednesday...
  • Bangladesh burning, mutiny spreads February 26, 2009

    Dhaka: Mutinies by the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have broken out in various towns around the country even as BDR violence in the capital Dhaka was being contained, police and witnesses said on Thursday. There were shooting incidents involving BDR troops in more than half a dozen towns including Feni, Teknaf,...
  • Watch: Bangladesh border guards rebel, take hostage February 26, 2009

    Dhaka was rocked this morning as the border guards of the country rebelled. Sumon Chakrabarti reports. ...