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Bangla military denies plans of coup to end turmoil

Bangladesh’s powerful military has rejected as “speculation” the reports that it was planning a coup to end continued political turmoil that has claimed 100 lives, saying it was “totally respectful” to the country’s Constitution and laws.

“The Armed Forces is a patriotic organisation that is totally respectful to the country’s Constitution and laws,” the military’s Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) said in a statement. The military also asked the media to be “careful” in running reports on or related to the Armed Forces that suggested the military was planning to overthrow the Sheikh Hasina-led government which came to power last year.

“A few section of media have been disseminating information or comments based on speculation and presumption which are unfortunate,” the statement issued yesterday said, adding that such news was “unwanted and could create confusion among people”. “Under this circumstance, all concerned are requested to remain cautious enough while disseminating information or comments about the army,” the statement said, apparently referring to the buzz doing rounds on the social media.

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