Bangladesh military court jails 657 border guards


A Bangladesh military court sentenced 657 border guards upto seven years of imprisonment on Monday for their involvement in 2009 mutiny at its headquarters at Dhaka.
The court, however, acquitted nine of the suspects for want of proof of their involvement in the February 25-26 rebellion in Pilkhana headquarters, when 74 people including 57 army officers of the BGB, then known as Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) serving the paramilitary force were killed.
This verdict is unprecedented in Bangalesh’s history as such a large number of people have been convicted at once.