AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY OF 9 BORDER GUARD BATTALION
1. We are resp for guarding 71 km stretched IB from BP No 34/6-S to BP No 186/4-S. It may be mentioned that, mainly bordering area of Chapai-nawabgonj Sadar and Shibgonj UZ of Chapainawabgonj dist fall within our AOR.
2. This Bn is flanked by 43 BG Bn to the North and 37 BG Bn to the South-East. The AOR of 43 BG Bn remains at our north from BP No 186/4-S on ward and the AOR of 37 BG Bn rolls down to the South-East from BP 34/6-S onward.
3. The bordering dist Chapainawabgonj is an imp comm cen and the second largest land port of Bangladesh falls within this dist. This dist is one of the most smuggling prone area in Bangladesh. Other details of this area are shown below:
Nawabgonj Sadar, Shibgonj, Nachol, Gomostapur and Bholahat.
Area and Pop
Approx 1420 sq km, pop 1.3 million.
Nawabgonj-Amnura-Rajshahi and Amnura-Rohonpur.
a. Sonamosjid – Nawabgonj- Rajshahi.
b. Nawabgonj - Rohonpur - Bholahat.
c. Kansat- Gomostapur.
Padma, Pagla and Mohananda which flow beside the Bn HQ.
Sonamosjid and Tohakhana.
4. The area is densely populated. Amongst the population, 80% Muslims, 15% Hindus and 5% Others. About 65% to 70% of them are living bellow the poverty level. Therefore, a good number of people are dir or indir involved in smuggling to earn their livelihood. Smugglers use the bordering poor people as carriers. Vills and the habitations are used as harbour/hiding places.