140 BANGLADESHI POLICEMEN OFF TO JOIN UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSION
Dhaka: A total of 140 members of Bangladesh Police left Dhaka for Darfur of Sudan in a bid to join the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission there. The police contingent left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a hired U.N plane early Saturday. The Superintendent of Police Sarwar Murshid Shamim is being charged as the chief of contingent.
The contingent will replace existing BANFPU in South Sudan. Senior police officers saw off the Police contingent at the Hazrat Shahjalal International airport. According to the Police Headquarters, a total number of 1376 Bangladeshi policemen have been performing their duties efficiently on different United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in various countries, including Congo, South Sudan, Darfur, Ivory Coast, Mali and Haiti.