Transit point of Bangladesh-Burma halted

Teknaf, Bangladesh: The transit point of Teknaf land port of Bangladesh-Burma has been halted by the concerned authorities of Bangladesh since yesterday, Sayed, a local trader from Teknaf town said.According to official sources, the transit point of Teknaf land port which operates both sides people to exit and entry place has been halted by the concerned authorities because of 10th parliamentary election which held on January 5, 2014.
Official also said that more members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and other forces have been increased and tightened security along the Bangladesh-Burma border to protect and to stop illegal border crossing.
When asked a businessman, he said that the transit point will be opened after election.
A Rohingya patient from Maungdaw said that he tried to come Bangladesh for medical treatment by holding border-pass yesterday. But, he couldn’t able to cross the border for closing of the transit point of Teknaf land port.

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