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Bangladesh Pays Homage to the Victims of Pilkhana Mutiny


On Thursday, Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, the Bangladeshi President and Bangladesh Rifles paid homage to the army officers killed during the Pilkhana mutiny a year ago. The Chiefs of the three branches of the armed services – Army, Navy and Air Force were also took part in the first anniversary of the bloody incident that still remains on the minds of all Bangladeshis. Family members of the mutiny victims were also present at the anniversary program.

Up to 900 border guards will be tried for charges related to last year's bloody mutiny that killed 74 people, including 57 army officers. Arkhand said they have found no evidence that any political party or militant group was involved in the mutiny. He says the investigation is in its final stage adding that the 900 will be charged soon. The latest prosecutions will be tried separately from a parallel military investigation that is also underway. Overall, about 3,500 troops face charges from the rebellion. Courts outside Dhaka already have begun hearing some of the mutiny cases.

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