The Bangladeshi government Monday reconstituted the probe body on paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny with strong military representation to find out the cause and culprits involved in the mutiny at BDR Headquarters in capital Dhaka on Wednesday.
Thousands of BDR members staged mutiny against their army officers on Wednesday leaving 64 army officers dead, 71 still missing. The revolt came to an end on Thursday evening after a series of negotiations between the mutineers and government officials.
Retired secretary Anis-uz-Zaman Khan replaces Home Minister Sahara Khatun as head of the inquiry committee, which is now enlarged from the previous six-member to an eleven-member one, according to an official announcement Monday and was quoted by private news agency UNB.
The new committee draws three members from the Armed Forces Division as well as the newly appointed BDR chief, Brigadier General Mainul Islam.
Mainul Islam succeeded Major General Shakil Ahmed who was killed in the mutiny.
"The committee will investigate the background and reasons for the bloody mutiny and make recommendations on other related issues," said a Home Ministry notification.
The committee has been asked to submit the inquiry report within seven days.
Earlier on Friday, a probe body headed by the Home Minister Sahara Khatun, was formed to investigate the incident.
BDR, whose main task is to protect the country's borders, is under Home Minister, but its senior officers are all from the Army.