A total of 148 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country to maintain law and order as the dawn to dusk countrywide hartal called by the BNP and like-minded op-position parties yesterday.
Shariful Islam, public relations officer (PRO) at BGB headquarters, shared the information this morn-ing.
Along with the BGB, 422 patrol teams of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have been deployed across the country.
Of them, 130 teams are patrolling in Dhaka, he added.
RAB is ensuring the security of long-distance public transport and goods-carrying transport in different parts of the country.
Intelligence teams are also keeping vigil at bus stands, train stations and other important places to pre-vent violence and sabotage, said the official.
RAB is also conducting online surveillance to prevent false information or rumors circulated following the allotment of electoral symbols among the candidates of 12th parliamentary election.